Kate Tummarello was hired in June 2011 as an editorial assistant. She writes for the Around the Hill section and helps with the production of the newspaper.
She graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, where she served as editor-in-chief of her campus paper.
Tummarello no longer works for Roll Call.
Hold music. Its something we would all rather not hear, if only because it means were on hold.
Theres typically an established path for Capitol Hill staffers, but some people take less traditional routes to working on the Hill. Of the Hill Climbers whom Roll Call has talked to in the past several months, here are some of the people who made the most interesting professional leaps.
For Matthew Hilgart, its all about communicating. Last year, he was teaching in Jordan. Now, Hilgart has returned to Rep. Betty McCollums office in St. Paul, Minn., as a part of the Democrats communications team.
When she started college, Katelynn Anderson saw herself working at the United Nations or an international nongovernmental organization. By the time she graduated in December 2011, her sights had shifted to Capitol Hill.
The office of Rep. Karen Bass was one of the first on the Hill to jump on the bar code bandwagon.
Budget day? Yeah, theres an app for that.
When Winnette McIntosh Ambrose and her brother Timothy McIntosh arent using their degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, theyre whipping up cupcakes, Parisian-inspired macarons and loose tea at the Sweet Lobby on Barracks Row. And it paid off last week, when the pair won a baking battle on a Food Network show.
James Lloyd, who represented the 35th district of California from 1975-1981, died Feb. 2 following a Jan. 22 car accident in Florida.
All too often, when politicians are being funny, theyre not trying to be. So we should treasure those moments when they take being funny very seriously and succeed.
Every day, Members get thick volumes of the Congressional Record delivered to their offices. Marked-up paper copies of amendments still circulate in committee. But some are daring to imagine a Congress where all communication is done electronically.
Over the past few weeks, an Internet forum a platform frequently home to anonymous maliciousness and frivolous videos has helped shape House legislation to address online piracy.
Growing up in Alabama, Ben Dunham was more into sports than he was into school. Dunham, now the legislative director for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), remembers thinking that it would be football rather than physics class that would ultimately pay off.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) addressed the retirement of Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin on the Senate floor today.
Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin's retirement today is paving the way for the first woman to hold that post in the history of the chamber.
Longtime Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin will retire from his post Tuesday and will be replaced by the first woman to hold the position.
Staci Cox has always been a good communicator. In high school, she hoped to one day open a litigation public affairs firm, but coming to the District for college changed all that.
There, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is using crowdsourcing to gauge public opinion and gather suggested edits to the text of his online piracy bill that aims to avoid the fate of other recent piracy bills, which powerful Internet companies said would give the government too much power to remove online content.
On Wednesday evening, Capitol Hill got its own version of Las Vegas annual Consumer Electronics Show, with tech industry leaders on hand not to lobby, they insist, but simply to show off their wares.
In case you were tired of carrying around a document that contains on average 156 pages, the Congressional Record can now be viewed on your iPad.
Imagine youre listening to Simon & Garfunkels Mrs. Robinson on Pandora Radio. The only candidates youre thinking about are the ones referenced in the song. Until the commercial break. Suddenly, theres a candidate, asking for your vote in the upcoming election.
Sen. Chuck Grassleys Twitter account, @ChuckGrassley, was hacked today.
Ray Martin has always had role models close by. His grandparents raised him and introduced him to Star Wars, and a lifelong friend inspired him to pursue a career in politics.
While some high school students spend winter break sleeping in and watching television, eight young women from a private school in Tennessee are spending their vacation answering mail and conducting tours of the Capitol.
It wasnt just Wikipedia that went dark today. At least four Members of Congress blacked out their official websites in solidarity with an Internet-wide protest by opponents of bills to crack down on online piracy of music and movies.
The explosion of social media has enabled government officials to share more information than ever before with the stroke of a thumb on a phone, but the boost in communication has raised more questions and security concerns than can fit in 140 characters.