Hometown: Wilmette, Ill.
Political party: Democratic
Relationship status: Single
Cayley Tullman works two jobs, is learning Hebrew and guitar, teaches yoga and spin classes a few times a week, and still manages to carve out time to enjoy the outdoors.
In order to get all this done, Tullman has found that she only needs between six and seven hours of sleep a night to function efficiently.
“I don’t sleep a lot, and I think that’s the key. You just need more hours in the day,” said Tullman, a technology consultant for PDG Consulting and a strategist for the Veteran Support Fund. “I just have a lot of natural energy.”
And she tries not to waste it.
Two months after graduating from the University of Southern California in 2012, this Midwest native moved to D.C. because she believes people here share in her desire to work for something larger than themselves.
“I felt like people cared about the world here like I care about the world,” said Tullman. “Otherwise, I wouldn’t be here.”
Tullman’s intensity was cultivated on the rink as an ice-hockey player. At USC, as captain of the university’s club team, she spent more time in the penalty box than any of her teammates.
“Well, someone had to be the enforcer,” she said, smiling.
To stay feeling her best, Tullman follows a version of the paleo diet, meant to mimic the no-grain, no-dairy diet of ancient humans. However, she subscribes to the 80/20 rule — maintaining the diet 80 percent of the time — so she also enjoys ice cream.
Health for Tullman is all about staying reflective and figuring out which choices make her feel good. Otherwise, how would she get it all done?
— Talia Mindich