Emily Abbate Verywell Mind



With over a decade of writing experience, Abbate is a veteran wellness journalist with a passion for running (she’s a UESCA-certified coach and ACE-certified trainer). When she’s not tapping words to laptop, she's behind the microphone for her podcast Hurdle, where she talks to elite athletes and top CEOs about their highest highs, toughest moments, and everything in between.


Emily Abbate went to the University of Connecticut where she double-majored in journalism and political science.

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