Abigail Seldin

Co-Founder, Civic Mapping Initiative

Abigail Seldin is co-founder of the Civic Mapping Initiative, a research center charting the proximity of public transit stops to public services, most notably to community college campuses and Head Start preschools. CMI’s maps have been featured in media outlets across the country, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, and NPR Marketplace, and inspired active bipartisan legislation. In addition to leading high-impact public policy research, Seldin works regularly with federal and state agencies to shape policy and make regulatory changes concerning public transit, Head Start, SNAP, and federal financial aid. Seldin’s experience outside public policy includes co-founding and selling a tech start-up and studying at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.