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Laura Barron-Lopez


Laura Barron-Lopez is a features writer for Roll Call and is currently in her third year at the California State University Fullerton. She is earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism. Prior to joining Roll Call, Laura was news director at CSUF’s daily paper the Daily Titan. She has covered a variety of political evens in California from Jerry Brown’s campaign kick-off during the 2010 elections as well as Meg Whitman’s election night concession speech. She is a California native pursuing a career in political and international journalism.

Barron-Lopez no longer works at Roll Call.

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Stories by Laura Barron-Lopez:

Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

Oct. 3, 2011

Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) talks about his career as a vet and the Founding Father he would like to take to dinner.

‘I’m Not Running Away’

Sept. 23, 2011

Imagine having no recollection of your biological parents, moving through 20 to 30 foster homes, attending four different high schools and still making it to Capitol Hill. Estakio Beltran did it.

The History of the Thing

Sept. 20, 2011

The Volkswagen Thing’s origins date back to World War II and Nazi Germany.

The Thing on the Hill

Sept. 20, 2011

Forget Sen. Scott Brown’s truck. In Washington, D.C., Sen. Richard Burr is known for his distinctive Volkswagen, which is a hit with tourists and natives alike.

Hill Climbers: How to Climb Up Capitol Hill’s Employment Ladder

Sept. 14, 2011

Setting yourself apart from the masses is no easy task. To help, Roll Call asked workers who have already made it to the Hill for the advice they would offer to those trying to follow in their footsteps.

Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

Sept. 12, 2011

Every week, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) tells HOH about his love for Johns Legend and Coltrane and which superhero he prefers.

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