In 2008, Abi volunteered as a graphic designer for the Planet Essex daily newspaper. This included her helping to design the layout of the paper before and during the Jamboree. Additionally, before the event she helped with some other graphic design tasks, such as designing the Jamboree Handbook that is given to all participants.
The experience and knowledge Abi gained helped her to secure an elected position as Publicity Officer for a university society as a second year student. She excelled in this area and gained additional marketing experience when she was re-elected in her final year.