Abby Brockman is described by her peers as the heart of the organization. Abby believes that showing up is one of the most radical things we can do to build community. As a graduate student at Boston University in the School of Theology, she is training to be an interfaith hospital chaplain. She also works part-time as a research assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with a team dedicated to providing empowering trauma-informed care for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. She is a trained mediator and has been known to describe her hobbies as “difficult conversations” when asked at social events (much to the chagrin of her friends). A founding member of IS, Abby gives workshops on tools for engaging in difficult conversations across the red-blue divide, and co-writes the weekly Good News & Action lists that are distributed throughout Massachusetts.