Abi grew up in London. At school she was always good at science and maths. When she was old enough, she went to university in England to study Neuroscience because she was fascinated by why people think the way they do. After a short break travelling she started teaching in 2008 when she completed her Teacher Training (PGCE) at the Institute of Education in London before moving to Barcelona to continue teaching. In 2012, she took a break from teaching for a year and completed a Masters research project looking at the effects of early life stress on brain development and learning. At this time she became interested in Montessori method and practice and how neuroscience can lead to a better understanding of child development and improvements in education. Since then she has gone on to study Montessori Education for 0 – 7 year olds through the MCI London, and she oversees the development of the school curriculum at BMS.