Member, Work Group to Study Consolidation of Economic Development Student Assistance Grants and Work-Based Shortage Grants, 2005; Advisory Council on Workforce Shortage, 2006-12; Study Commission to Explore the Expanded Application of State Stipends for National Certification of Teachers, 2007-08; Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2007-11; Task Force on Educational Issues Affecting Military Children, 2008-09; Maryland Council for Educator Effectiveness, 2010-13; Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, 2010-; Task Force to Study the Impact of Expanding Credit and Noncredit Courses for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013-16; Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Implementation Review Work Group, 2014-15; Legislative Advisory Council, 2014-, Southern Regional Education Board; Task Force to Study the Implementation of a Dyslexia Education Program, 2015-17; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2015-21; Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2016-19.
Chair, Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board, Montgomery County, 2001-02 (member, 1998-2002).
Legislative assistant, Delegate Henry B. Heller, District 19, Montgomery County, 1991-92.
Staff assistant, U.S. Representative Neal Smith of Iowa, 1990-91.
Born in Washington, DC, February 10, 1968. Attended Rockville High School, Rockville, Maryland; University of Chicago, B.A. (political science), 1990; University of Michigan, M.P.P. (public policy), 1995, M.A. (educational studies), 1995. Intern, Congressional Budget Office, 1993. Teaching assistant, University of Michigan, 1993-94. Policy analyst (staff specialist II), Maryland Department of Education, summer, 1994-95. Economist and policy analyst, U.S. Treasury Department, 1995-2002. Member, Consumer Advisory Board, Giant Food, 1991. Basketball coach, Montgomery County Department of Recreation, 1991-92, 1997. President, Montgomery County Political Action Committee, 1997; District 19 Democratic Club, 1997-98. Member, American Association of University Women, Rockville Branch, 1997-2002 (former membership vice president & secretary); Aspen Hill Civic Association, 1997-99. Member, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, 1998-2002 (precinct chair, 1990-92, 1995-98; co-chair, voter registration drive, 1998). Co-Coordinator, Montgomery County Women's Fair, 2001-02. Member, Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee, 2000-02. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2004, 2020. Outreach and marketing consultant, Bethesda Transportation Solutions, Bethesda Urban Partnership, 2005-17. Adjunct Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, 2013-. Adjunct Professor (political science), Montgomery College, 2016-18. Out for Equality Award, Equality Maryland. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2006. Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League, 2006, 2007, 2017-21. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Nurses Association, 2007. Advocacy in Action Award, Maryland Association of Youth Services Bureaus, 2008. Legislator of the Year, Montgomery County Region, Maryland Association of Student Councils, 2011. Public Service Award, Olney Theatre, 2014. Legislator of the Year, Maryland School Counselors Association, 2015. Public School Champion Award, Strong Schools Maryland, 2021. Member, Tikvat Israel Congregation, Rockville, Maryland. Married; one child.
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