Abigayle Mitchell

Bachelor of Arts: Global Studies




Summa Cum Laude
Dag Hammarskjold
George R. McKeon


Hughson, California

Award Bio

Abigayle Mitchell is a Global and Regional Studies major and a Communications minor. She will attend the University of Oregon School of Law after graduation to pursue a degree in International Law, with a focus on human rights and nonprofit work. She served for two years as the captain of the women's cross country and track team.

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest support comes from my family. My mom has always inspired me to believe in myself, knowing that she is in my corner has helped me take risks and achieve things that I never thought were possible. Because of my family, my grandparents, parents, and siblings, I always have a home to come back to and people who will support my dreams. My SMC family has also made a tremendous difference.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I will always cherish the moments that I spent this year with my teammates on the Cross Country and Track team. I was lucky enough to run with an amazing group of women who were resilient, stubborn, and gracious in the face of adversity. As an outgoing senior, I am so proud to have been a part of what we created out of all the challenges we faced this year.

My Next Chapter

This fall semester, I will begin my studies at the University of Oregon School of Law. I will be pursuing a concurrent degree in International Law and Nonprofit Management. I will be living in Eugene, Oregon, so I am moving away from the California sun for the first time! My work will be focused on human rights, and I hope to foster a career in making the world a more equitable place for us all.

Clubs and Activities

Women's Cross Country and Track
Fresh Lifelines for Youth (volunteer)

Favorite Quote

"The hope of the world lies in what one demands, not of others, but of oneself."
— James Baldwin