Ababo was born and raised in a small city named Woliso in Ethiopia. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at Bahir Dar University. After completing her undergraduate studies, she worked as an Assistant Lecturer at Mekelle University. In 2014, she received the Opera Universitaria scholarship at University of Trento for her master’s program and graduated with her master’s degree in Materials Engineering in 2016. She returned to Ethiopia in 2017 and started working as a lecturer at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University where she worked until moving to Canada in January 2021.
Ababo loves hiking and walking, a hobby she developed while living in Trento. She also enjoys cooking and doing yoga.