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Since the summer of 2013, I’ve been a staff writer for the Current Newspapers, a chain of weeklies in Northwest Washington, D.C., with a combined circulation of about 50,000. I’ve covered political campaigns — including the 2014 race for mayor and several city council contests — and I’m our point person on education issues.

Prior to joining the Current, I earned my master’s in journalism and public affairs at American University. During graduate school, I spent eight months as a reporting intern at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, where one of my stories was published by NBC News. I also completed a Dean’s Internship at another newspaper called Current — the trade publication about public broadcasting.

I received my bachelor’s degree in political science from AU in 2011, graduating cum laude with university honors. As an undergraduate, I completed political reporting internships at the Washington Post and Slate.

Outside of the world of journalism, I spent a year and a half as a communications aide to Lincoln Chafee, the governor of Rhode Island. I served on his 2010 campaign and transition team as well as in the governor’s office from 2011 to 2012. My multimedia work for the governor drew positive press attention from state news outlets such as The Providence Journal, Rhode Island Public Radio and WPRI-TV.

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