Meet the Board
Abbie was born and raised in Delaware County, Pennsylvania and lived in Philadelphia for 11 years after college before she relocated to Seattle, Washington. Impressed by the programs and availability of book in Seattle, Abbie looks forward to bringing literacy and book exchange programs to the Philadelphia area. She believes in the opportunities and joy reading books brings to people and is excited by the enthusiasm for this project from her communities in Philadelphia and Seattle. Read more of Abbie's story here.
Favorite Books: Just Kids by Patti Smith, Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
Aneesah is a life long Philadelphian who received her B.B.A. and Juris Doctor from Temple University. She is an attorney at Willig Williams and Davidson where she represents clients on family law and immigration matters in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Aneesah proudly reads at least two books each month. She credits reading with inspiring her love of travel.
Favorite Book: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Aneesh lived in Philadelphia for 10 years before relocating with his wife and children to the Seattle area in 2015. He is a member of the legal team at Microsoft and President Elect of the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA). While he lived in Philadelphia, Aneesh was an active member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. He is a strong supporter of literacy and looks forward to increasing the number of books in neighborhoods with the greatest need.
Favorite Children’s Book: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Favorite Genre: Non-fiction/historical books (Michael Lewis, Mark Bowden, Erik Larsen)
Lizzy is a native of Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, who currently works at Adobe as a quality engineer in Seattle, Washington. She believes that building a strong community is the heart of any city or neighborhood, which allows community members to come together, provide support for each other, and have different experiences. In her spare time she loves baking and trying new recipes.
Favorite Books: Anything by Neil Gaiman and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng