Abigail Karlin-Resnick is the Executive Director of Health Connected. Abi has worked in youth development and education for 20 years. She began her career in Chicago, coordinating programs for underserved youth in the Uptown and Washington Park neighborhoods. She has since focused on building the capacity of organizations to achieve their mission, serving as the Associate Director of the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy in Boston and later the Director of Marketing and Business Strategy at the children’s science museum, CuriOdyssey in the Bay Area.
Abi holds a BA in psychology with a minor in education from UCLA, an MBA with a concentration in Public and Nonprofit Management from Boston University, and an MS in Education Improvement and Transformation from Drexel University. She also completed the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program at Harvard Business School. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership and management from Drexel University. Her academic research has focused on sexual health education (ethics, global perspectives, policy analysis, legal issues), program evaluation, and U.S. competitiveness in education.
Abi is deeply committed to finding ways to support young people to be agents of change in their own lives and in their communities.