About Me

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I grew up in Washington, DC and graduated from Wilson High School in Tenleytown. Per family tradition, I attended the University of Wisconsin, where I studied political science and psychology, learned that cheese curds and beer taste good, and interned for Senator Herb Kohl. That internship turned into a full-time job when I graduated from college and moved back to DC. I worked in Senator Kohl’s DC office for over five years, the last three as his legislative assistant for a portfolio that included national security, taxes, and budget. I currently work at Center for American Progress as Director of Fiscal Policy, where my work focuses on the tax and spending decisions within the federal budget.

Contrary to the title’s suggestion, this blog does aspire to be about quality. The title “Not About Quality” is explained here.