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I was born in Huntsville, Alabama on September 9, 1969.  I have two older sisters.  Our family moved from
Alabama to Warrenton, Virginia in 1976 as my dad was working for IBM and they opened a new facility in
Manassas.  (My dad suffered a major stroke in 1990 that forever changed him, and he died in 2008.)  I have
lived in various places in Virginia most of my life, minus a 6 year period when I lived in Asheville, North Carolina
and then the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina.  I currently live in Alexandria, Virginia.  

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I have a B.A. in Philosophy and a Master's in Public Administration/Public Policy from George Mason University.

I worked for
Edison Electric Institute – a trade association in Washington, D.C. - for electric utility companies –
for 14 years; my last position was as a Manager of Program Services for the
Utility Solid Waste Activities Group.  
In that capacity, I worked on hazardous materials transportation safety and security issues.

My primary interests are in public policy development relative to regulatory advocacy and public administration,
whether that applies to government or non-profit organizations.

My dream job would be to work for the FBI as a Policy Analyst, specializing in juvenile crime prevention and
community policing.
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My hobbies include
abstract painting, poetry, photography, hiking, and reading any non-fiction I can get into.  I
read
philosophy now and then. I love all animals and other non-human living creatures.  
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Affiliations:

Donor:

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

A Forever Home Rescue Foundation

Member:

National Parks Conservation Association

The Skeptics Society

The Sierra Club

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My Astrological Chart

My Dad did this - without the aid of a computer program - when I was just shy of two years old.  Pretty
interesting to me as it is strikingly accurate on most accounts.
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Trivia:

I have a tattoo of a phoenix on the inside of my left ankle and a tattoo of the symbol for the band Evanescence
on my lower back (it is more than a tribute to the band, but it's too personal to mention here).

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I took the official Myers-Briggs personality test in the early 90s and I was an INFP.  I took an informal
personality test in October 2014 and got very different results - ESFJ:

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Me:  Equally Left and Right Brain dominant.















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This is really funny:  We came across my 1963 edition of the game Clue, and decided to play it. There were detective
pads inside, still preserved from the last time it was played in the 70s or 80s. One of my friends, upon turning her pad
over, found the below message. I identified the handwriting as belonging to Mitzi Bell Richmond, one of my dear
childhood (and adulthood) friends. We died laughing!!