Abby Gordon is a researcher for Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Season 5, and previously worked on Finding Your Roots Season 3. Before joining Ark, she worked in program development at Comedy Central, and while living in St. Louis, directed and produced a documentary about women transitioning out of prison. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis where she studied American Culture Studies and Writing. Abby currently lives in Manhattan, where she was born and raised.