Abby Falik

Global Citizen YearBerkeley, CAPhotos & Story by Lauri LevenfeldMakeup & Hair by Irmina Martinez Loeffler

With an almost 7-year girl growing up so quickly, I am continually imagining and implementing ways for her to live out a unique path in life, one filled with wonderment and endless possibility where she sees a bigger world, prepares for adulthood with unique experiences, and connects with others through service. All of which will provide a course that is different and broader than the expected or chartered direction mapped out for our younger generation in regards to education and life experiences. With a childhood routed in travel and opportunity, Abby Falik was lucky to acquire a most valuable perspective of the world seeing its beauty, its injustices, and how talent is evenly distributed but opportunity is not. This realization fueled her life’s work and gave her the momentum to create Global Citizen Year, an organization dedicated to building a new pipeline of global leaders and to changing the trajectory of our young generation breeding passion, purpose, and better understanding by broadening their world view.

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