Position title: Communications and Outreach Specialist, UniverCity Alliance
Abigail Becker is excited to join the UniverCity Alliance as a communications and outreach associate because she believes local governments are the building blocks of communities. Becker developed an interest in supporting local governments after reporting on the city of Madison and Dane County for the Cap Times for over five years. She has been recognized for her reporting on local government with two consecutive first place awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. Prior to working for the Cap Times, she held internships at the Wisconsin State Journal and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Becker moved to the city to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she gained a bachelor’s degree in journalism.