Biography

Background

I’m a fourteen year resident of Arlington County and have spent more than twenty-five years in the Washington, D.C. area, including a year on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Fellow for the 100th Congress, where I was employed by the House Education subcommittee that provides oversight for federal programs for the handicapped.

In 1993 I received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Temple University with a specialization in American voting behavior. As a doctoral candidate I spent several years teaching Political Science and introductory statistics.

Civic Involvement
I am a long time Arlington civic activist and independent thinker. I have lobbied at the local, state and national level for legislation promoting an environmental agenda. I have also lobbied for fiscal restraint in managing both the Arlington County and Arlington School budgets.

I’ve run for Arlington County Board several times and last ran for School Board in 2014. I routinely speak on the issues relevant to Arlington residents before Arlington County Board and Arlington School Board.

I am currently a member of both the Arlington Coalition for Sensible Transportation (ACST) and the Arlington Transportation Commission.