| June 12, 2013, 5:35 p.m.
Holly Feraci, a seasoned political professional who’s worked as a former aide to Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, and ex-Rep. Ernie Fletcher, R-Ky., as well as high-powered firms Greenberg Traurig and MS&L, has traded pushing policy for crushed grapes.
| June 10, 2013, 2:57 p.m.
It’s no surprise that Janelle Belland, scheduler for Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., was voted most conservative in her high-school class senior year.
| June 5, 2013, 4:05 a.m.
Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., has hired veteran Capitol Hill staffer Kara Getz to be tax counsel on his panel. She comes from the office of Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., where she was legislative director and tax counsel. Neal is the ranking member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, so Getz shouldn’t have too much of a learning curve as she heads to the Senate’s tax-writing committee.
| May 20, 2013, 2:33 p.m.
Elizabeth Lauten tried on a couple of majors before leaving East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., with a degree in classics.
| May 14, 2013, 3:18 p.m.
The value of Capitol Hill experience keeps showing up in recent moves around K Street, as former aides to members of Congress head on to big jobs in the influence industry.
| May 7, 2013, 2:06 p.m.
“First and foremost, constituents come first and they always will come first, no matter what office I’m in,” said Kim Rubin, the scheduler and office manager for Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.
| April 16, 2013, 6:10 p.m.
Believe it or not, the guy who painstakingly helps negotiate the House’s daily agenda is hardly the hobnobbing busybody one might expect.
| April 10, 2013, 6:37 p.m.
With a grandfather who was a state Supreme Court justice and a politically interested and active family, Jennifer Johnson was on a career path well before she even knew it.
| March 14, 2013, 6:13 p.m.
Ben Carnes, the son of a pastor from Greenville, S.C., grew up on conservative values and Southern hospitality.
| March 7, 2013, 5:49 p.m.
Liz King is a staffer with a laser beam focus on education policy.
| Feb. 28, 2013, 5:56 p.m.
Believe it or not, scheduling a day in the life of a House freshman is more demanding than arranging activities for 500 summer campers and camp counselors.
| Feb. 14, 2013, 6:10 p.m.
Amber Cottle learned — in the best way possible — that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
| Feb. 12, 2013, 6:21 p.m.
One of the great things about interning on Capitol Hill is having the evenings free to hang out in the city. But Eric Kashdan doesn’t have that luxury.
| Feb. 7, 2013, 5:53 p.m.
Capitol Hill was never in Orlando Watson’s plan. Convinced that the private sector creates more value for society and that politics was becoming too divisive, the new press secretary for Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., decided to major in public policy at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
| Dec. 20, 2012, 6:33 p.m.
Natalee Binkholder was working in the gaming capital of America when she decided to take a gamble herself.
| Dec. 13, 2012, 6:38 p.m.
When Ian Jannetta was a kid, he wanted to be a weatherman.
| Nov. 15, 2012, 5:59 p.m.
Whether she’s volunteering with victims of domestic abuse or working for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Annie Walden-Newman always wants to be fighting for women’s rights.
| Oct. 29, 2012, 10:55 a.m.
A start as an aviation mechanic in the Air Force gave Joe Kasper all the tools to succeed on Capitol Hill.