The longer version:
I've been in DC for 11 years. I was born in the Detroit suburbs, moved here for college, and haven't really looked back. While I've been out of Michigan for a decade, I still say pop, love the Detroit Red Wings, played ice hockey in college, and prefer 2*F winter days to 90*F summer days.
I studied Criminal Justice & Public Policy in college and grad school, and while I don't work in the field, I'm still passionate about it, particularly the Death Penalty and sentencing guidelines/reform. I'm also particularly interested in education policy. However, I tend to not be too into politics outside of my pet interests.
I work with children (K-5), so sometimes my sense of humor can be a bit...immature, you know, to appeal to the younger set. Sometimes I need somebody to elbow me and let me know I'm not in elementary school anymore.