Talitha Abramsen grew up in Pennsylvania and relocated to Massachusetts to attend Smith College where she obtained her B.A. in Women’s Studies with a concentration in Sociology, Education, and African American Studies. She went on to pursue her M.Ed. at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the Multicultural Education Program, focusing on Social Justice Education, alongside her mother (fun fact).
Talitha stayed in the western Mass region for 20+ years working for organizations committed to media literacy, disability rights, and youth development. She also worked at the state level on workforce development and drop-out prevention initiatives for youth placed at risk. Talitha has extensive experience in training and facilitating small and large groups using innovative participatory methods, which she honed while on staff at various organizations, and in her work as an independent consultant. She most recently co-ran a small franchise business (a brain-based, after-school learning center for children with neuro-behavioral challenges) with her partner for 8 years, learning the ropes of small business ownership and high-touch customer service in the process. Talitha and her partner closed their business in 2018 and moved to the Cape in 2019, seeking a new chapter in their lives.
As the new Housing Resources Program Manager, Talitha is excited to bring her background in program management, research, community engagement, and technical assistance to help grow the Accessory Dwelling Unit Resource Center and benefit the community members of the Lower and Outer Cape regions by providing timely and pertinent information, as well as incentives to make the ADU building process easier.
When Talitha is not at work, she can be found hosting neighborhood backyard movies, puttering in her garden, or hanging with her partner and two dogs.