Carnegie Mellon University

Abby Schachter

Abby Schachter

Research Coordinator

  • Posner Hall 381A
  • 412-268-6419
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Abby W. Schachter is the Research Coordinator at Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Politics and Strategy.
She is the author of No Child Left Alone: Getting the Government out of Parenting (Encounter Books, 2016). Abby is raising four children with her artist husband Ben Schachter in Pittsburgh, PA.
Abby spent 2018 writing about medical marijuana and vaping. From 2003 to 2012, Abby was a member of the editorial board at the New York Post, where she served as a politics blogger, an op-ed page editor, and books editor. She has served as a foreign correspondent from Jerusalem; an editorial writer in Washington; and a book reviewer, politics, pop culture and economics columnist for a wide variety of online and print publications. Her work appears in the Wall Street Journal, Reason Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, Commentary Magazine, the Jewish Review of Books, and the Weekly Standard.

On Twitter she’s @abbyschachter.