Alisha Kramer

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Alisha Kramer
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Kramer at a 2017 congressional campaign rally for her husband Jon Ossoff
Born
Alisha Sara Kramer

February 1990 (age 31)
EducationThe Paideia School
Alma materGeorgetown University (BS)
London School of Economics (MHA)
Emory University (M.D.)
Occupationdoctor, health activist
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
(m. 2017)
Children1

Alisha Sara Kramer[1] (born 1990) is an American OB/GYN resident physician and women's health activist. She worked for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., where she managed programs and assisted in research on women's health, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. Kramer is a resident physician at Emory University Hospital. An advocate for reproductive health rights, she testified against Georgia House Bill 481 in 2019, which would restrict almost all abortions in the state. She is married to U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff with whom she has one child.

Early life and education[edit]

Kramer was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a Jewish family.[2] Her father is an employment lawyer and her mother is a psychologist. She was educated at The Paideia School in Druid Hills, Georgia, where she was a member of the basketball, gymnastics, and ultimate frisbee teams.[3] She earned her bachelor's degree in the Biology of Global Health from Georgetown University. During her time at Georgetown, she studied abroad in Denmark.[4] She graduated in 2012.[5] She earned her medical degree from Emory University's School of Medicine in 2018, and has a master's degree in health policy from the London School of Economics.[6][7]

Career[edit]

Kramer worked as a program coordinator and research assistant for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank in Washington, D.C., for 4 years.[8] Her work on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and women's health took her to Botswana, Ethiopia, South Africa, Switzerland, and Zambia.[4] Kramer is currently a resident physician at Emory University Hospital.[9] In 2019, Kramer testified against the Georgia "heartbeat" bill which would restrict almost all abortions in the state.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Kramer met her future husband, Thomas Jonathan Ossoff, while they were students at The Paideia School, and they were partners for 12 years before becoming engaged in 2017. During his first political campaign he lived with Kramer near Emory University (outside of his district) to support her during her education.[10] In December 2021, Kramer gave birth to her first child with Ossoff, a daughter named Eva Beth.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emory University 174th Commencement" (PDF). May 13, 2019. p. 15.
  2. ^ Forman, Ethan M. (March 11, 2021). "Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff's Jewish family began its American dream in Peabody". JewishJournal.org. Dr. Alisha Kramer, also is Jewish.
  3. ^ Laviola, Erin (November 5, 2020). "Jon Ossoff's Wife, Alisha Kramer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know".
  4. ^ a b Rhone, Nedra (May 9, 2017). "Who is Alisha Kramer? Jon Ossoff's fiancée". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  5. ^ MacRae, Mairead (January 8, 2021). "Title: Alumnus Jon Ossoff (SFS'09) Wins Historic Georgia Senate Race, Says SFS Training Has Been "Indispensable"". Georgetown University.
  6. ^ a b Kilander, Gustaf (January 6, 2021). "Jon Ossoff's wife Alisha Kramer missed his historic win to work in hospital". The Independent.
  7. ^ "Our Residents | Emory School of Medicine". med.emory.edu.
  8. ^ "Coronavirus Crisis Update: Dr. Alisha Kramer, the "New Normal" is "Not So Normal"". CSIS.
  9. ^ "Our Residents". Gynecology and Obstetrics Residency Program. Emory University School of Medicine.
  10. ^ Cillizza, Chris (April 19, 2017). "Jon Ossoff doesn't live in his district. That might be a problem". CNN.
  11. ^ Etienne, Vanessa (December 20, 2021). "Sen. Jon Ossoff and Wife Dr. Alisha Kramer Welcome Their First Child: 'Totally in Love'". People.