Abby is dedicated to the holistic development of good citizens, and passionate about programming that supports the growth of the next generation. Growing up in Oklahoma, Abby first experienced these kinds of strong connections and community forged in experiential education settings at the URJ Greene Family Camp and has been working to foster those opportunities for teens ever since.
Before joining BJE, Abby served as the Director of School-Aged Programs at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, overseeing all aspects of programming for families and children in grades K – 12. In this role, she led a team of educators in providing meaningful and engaging programs, including teen theater-arts immersion, distance-learning support, and summer day camp, which just completed a successful inclusion pilot, making camp available to all children. Prior to that, Abby has worked to make a positive impact on the lives of children and teens, in the Jewish, academic and social-service arenas.
She earned an BA in Psychology from Indiana University and an MA in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. Abby lives in Los Angeles with her husband Donnie, and their two children, Micah and Jack.