*The author has lived in the West End of the City of Alexandria for over 30 years. For 23 of these years, she was a member of Alexandria’s Planning Commission. Professionally, she spent the better part of two decades as a Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation. She also spent close to a decade as an attorney on what is now the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives and shorter stints as an attorney in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget and a Senior Advisor in what is now the Science and Engineering Statistics Division of the National Science Foundation. The author can be reached via the contact page.
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