You Should Know: Abby Falik

A well-known educator and activist, Abby Falik is the founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year, which works to take the concept of a global bridge year after high school and turn it into a more commonly experienced expectation and opportunity.


Occupation: Social  Entrepreneur

Place of birth: Berkeley, CA

Instagram/Twitter: @abbyfalik




What do you actually do all day? Try to remember to breath

Favorite song growing up? Sting, DMB, Counting Crows

My biggest secret is… world’s worst speller (used my phone to spell-check at least five words on this sheet…)

Where do you live in San Francisco? Oakland

Uber, Taxi, BART or Bike? My electric fiat (powered by the new solar panels on our roof!!!)-I’m totally smitten

My motto is… It gets better (everything, always)

My alter ego is… a yoga teacher

The last drink I had was… H20

My secret crush is… Obama

What was your first job? Selling my dad’s old ties, door to door (age 6?)

If you had one day left to live in SF, what would you do? Hike the Dipsea with my hubby & baby

Coming from? Going to? “work” –> “work” (where work= passion, play, fun, privilege)

What is your favorite work of art? Native

Who should we know? Erin Lewellen, our fab coo who keeps the trains running on time


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