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Danielle Ryan is Roll Call's newest intern and writes mostly for Around the Hill.
A native of Dublin, Ireland, Danielle first came to Washington to study political reporting for a semester at Boston University's D.C. office and fell in love with the city and reporting from Capitol Hill.
During her semester at BU, she interned as a Washington correspondent for two New Hampshire-based local newspapers, focusing coverage on the New Hampshire and Maine Congressional delegations.
Next, Danielle spent a semester at the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism and interned in the Washington bureau of The Los Angeles Times.
Danielle is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin with a degree in business studies and this year will graduate fully from Dublin City University with a degree in international journalism.
Ryan no longer works at Roll Call.
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.
Elizabeth Lauten tried on a couple of majors before leaving East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., with a degree in classics.
“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.
Music met politics Wednesday night at the annual Grammys on the Hill awards, which honored Jennifer Hudson with the Recording Artist Coalition Award for her philanthropic and artistic achievements.
It’s not every day that you get to watch members of Congress battle it out over who can make the best hotdish. But for HOH, Wednesday was that glorious, calorie-laden day.
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.
One morning, while he was stuck on a train in a tunnel between Metro stations, Chad Wallace, a D.C. public school teacher, made the decision that taking the Metro was no longer worth his time, money or patience.
Sens. Richard M. Burr, R-N.C., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., were honored at Research!America’s annual advocacy awards dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, the organization’s nod to their commitment to private and public sector medical research and innovation.
Ben Carnes, the son of a pastor from Greenville, S.C., grew up on conservative values and Southern hospitality.
Liz King is a staffer with a laser beam focus on education policy.
It’s Tuesday again, which means it’s time for Take Five, when HOH catches up with a member of Congress over five fun questions. This week, freshman Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., shares the similarities between being a teacher and being a member of Congress, and he tells us what he misses about his sunny California district.
A bunch of Washington’s own stars (and by that we mean members of Congress) rolled out the red carpet Wednesday evening for a Hollywood-style, Oscar-themed event to benefit Tracy’s Kids — an art therapy program designed to help children and their families deal with the trauma of cancer.
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.
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.
Daughter: The sky is still really pretty …even when Obama is president.
Also spotted in the audience was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s former pastor whose fiery sermons sparked controversy in the 2008 presidential campaign.