Abe joined SBN as the Membership Manager in March 2018 with a vision to engage and expand the network. His background in human rights, community development, and research in the built environments informs his passion for social and environmental justice.
Upon completing his undergraduate degree at Brandeis University in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Abe moved to the Middle East working in communications and fundraising for several human and civil rights organizations. He then decided to take what he learned from his experiences overseas and become an active agent for positive change in his hometown of Philadelphia. Upon returning, he completed a master’s degree in architecture history and theory at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on how affordable housing and economic development can play a role in alleviating poverty and preventing displacement of local communities.
On top of his work at SBN, Abe is active in the Philadelphia rowing community and takes advantage of the city’s natural resources walking his dog Hansel and riding his bike. If you are a member and haven’t met Abe yet, or if you are interested in becoming an SBN member, feel free to contact him.
“As a native to the Greater Philadelphia region, I am passionate about striving to be a better community for our own wellbeing and to set an example for others. Through my work at SBN, I can be a part of the positive change we need for all people in the region and our local economy.”