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I am a proud District resident, though I will always be a Philly football fan ... GO E-A-G-L-E-S! (Though the Nats have her heart for Baseball.)
I started asking questions when I learned to talk and never really stopped; that's a pretty good fit for journalism. Patch is the perfect opportunity for me to continue my work in online media and to connect neighbors eager to make a difference in D.C.
I graduated from American University in 2006 with degrees in Political Science and Communications.
I married my husband, Peter, in October 2009 at the Washington Club in Dupont Circle; it rained, but we made the most of it.
In my free time I enjoy running, yoga, trying new food, cooking and good wine.
My favorite places in Georgetown are Rose Park and Sweet Green.
Prior to working for Patch, I wrote for DCMud, a real estate and development online journal. There I learned the ins and outs of development, zoning and historic preservation in the District.
Prior to my writing career, I worked in various political capacities including a stint as a political director on a Pennsylvania campaign in 2008 and prior to that as a paralegal at the Justice Department.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
Are you registered with a certain party?
Politically, I would call myself a progressive independent voter, though I would formerly have identified myself as a staunch Democrat. Once I stepped outside the world of campaigns and started observing politics, I developed a healthy skepticism for it. I am a registered Democrat in the District, but that is largely because I want to have a vote in the primary election.
How religious would you consider yourself? (casual, observant, devout, non religious)
My moral compass is guided by Judeo-Christian values, but I do not subscribe to any one religion.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community? Where do you stand on each of these issues?
The GU Campus Plan is a big issue at the moment. I don't own a home in Georgetown and I didn't go to the University, so I can't say I have a stake in the outcome. I do care about the continued coexistence of the neighborhood and the University that shares its name.
I look forward to getting the full story and to facilitating a constructive and informed conversation as the University seeks to expand its footprint and as neighbors look to protect their homes and community.