Abigail Shulman

Abigail grew up in South Pasadena, California, a city with a hometown feel only minutes away from Los Angeles (and all the food it has to offer). She then attended Rice University in Houston, Texas, and majored in Cognitive Sciences and Religion. Besides cramming for exams, Abigail worked in a microbiology lab, did some freelance writing, and hosted many Shabbat dinners for friends.

Her mixed interests in science and culture launched a career in public health; after getting an MPH from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Abigail moved to north Texas to work as a Regional Epidemiologist for Denton County Public Health. As an Epidemiologist during the COVID-19 pandemic, she became interested in technology solutions to integrate and streamline health services.

Abigail now works for Cityblock Health, a healthcare start-up that aims to provide primary care services for Medicaid enrollees. She is excited to get involved in DC’s Jewish Community, share many meals with Abrahamic House’s guests, and figure out where the best bagel is in DC!

Fun Facts:
1. Like everyone else, Abigail went through a fermentation phase during the pandemic and brewed many rounds of extremely strong kombucha.
2. Abigail grew up with seven chickens in her backyard in L.A. They scream every time they lay eggs.
3. Abigail’s favorite Jewish holiday is Shavuot because she loves all things dairy. She also loves Channukah though, because she loves all things fried.
4. Abigail ran her first, and maybe last, marathon in 2019. She needs a little motivation to start thinking about a new one.