Dr. Margot Kushel: Warrior For The Homeless
Dr. Margot Kushel is one of the nation’s leading researchers into geriatric homelessness, she approaches the topic with her Jewish values in mind. In 2006, Kushel co-wrote the first study on the issue, discovering that the average age of the homeless population in the United States was in the mid-50s. Since then, Kushel, who is 52, has been awarded tens of millions of dollars to research homelessness.
“It should shock us as a nation that we have this problem,” Kushel told the San Francisco Chronicle in a March 2019 profile. “It’s almost too painful to realize.”
What do you have for breakfast? A hard boiled egg
What’s the last thing you listened to on your phone? A new mix from Apple Music
Earliest Jewish memory: Seder with my grandparents
**Heroes:* Ruth Bader Ginsburg, some of the amazing housing activists I get to work with; and many others.
Favorite 2019 memory: Friday night dinners with my family
What is your favorite thing about being Jewish? Questioning everything
What app can you not live without? NYTimes on my phone!
Weekend ritual: Going for a long swim.
Follow Margot Kushel on Twitter, @mkushel