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Ivan V. Natividad


Ivan V. Natividad is currently a graduate student in Georgetown University’s Masters in Professional Studies Journalism Program. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Sacramento, Calif., he received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara majoring in global studies and ethnic studies. As a post-graduate, Ivan delved into different career fields such as campaign and community organizing, youth employment counseling, and youth development and advocacy. He has done freelance advocacy pieces for outlets such as,, and Asian Week News, covering sports and politics.

Natividad no longer works for Roll Call.

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Stories by Ivan V. Natividad:

Roughing It

June 5, 2012

For politicos and Hill staffers, Washington’s Renegade Rugby Football Club is a way to escape the hectic hassle of work while playing a sport they see as political in nature.

Harry Reid Meets Up With New Nationals Outfielder

May 4, 2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid met up with fellow Nevadan Bryce Harper at Nationals Park today.

Alley Cats

April 24, 2012

If the White House bowling alley were a person, it would now qualify for full Social Security benefits. Opened 65 years ago today, the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley was constructed in the basement of the White House’s West Wing and then moved to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in 1955. For Capitol keglers, here is a quick rundown of Washington’s local lanes.

Take Five

April 23, 2012

Tuesday is here once again, and that means itís time for HOH to help you get to know another lawmaker through five fun questions. This week, Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.) discusses Peyton Manning, rap alter egos and art museums.

Congressman in the Cockpit

April 20, 2012

While most teenagers in Munster, Ind., could be found cruising around town in their dad’s old Chevy pickup, now-Rep. Todd Rokita was “wheels up” in the sky, flying a high-wing, two-seat Cessna 152 aircraft.

Take Five

April 16, 2012

Tuesday is here once again, and HOH is ready to help you get acquainted with another lawmaker through five fun questions. This week, Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) discusses filibusters and fried chicken and recalls memories from his days in the Army.

Hill Climbers: Lessons From the East

April 6, 2012

While teaching English in China’s Shandong province, Jesse Haladay picked up communication skills that would eventually lead to a career on Capitol Hill.

Take Five

April 1, 2012

Itís recess Monday, and to celebrate, HOH sat down with Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) to talk about the Last Frontier and its hockey, sledding and foremost painter.

Leavin’ on a Jet Plane

March 26, 2012

For dozens of Members in the Pacific time zone and beyond, finding a routine can help fill long hours and thousands of miles spent traveling home. A few sat down with Roll Call to talk about their regular westward journeys.

Take Five

March 19, 2012

Every week HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we visit with Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.).

Hill Climbers: Alaskan Is Begich’s Eyes and Ears

March 16, 2012

As a child growing up in rural Alaska, Agatha Erickson always wanted to make a difference in the native community. As a rural liaison in the office of the state’s Democratic Senator, Mark Begich, she now has that opportunity.

Longtime Hill Staffer Helps Keep Capitol Hill Chorale Singing Sweetly

March 13, 2012

Virginia “Ginny” Gano earned a reputation on Capitol Hill over the course of 37 years as the motherly taskmaster who kept the offices of Ohio Representatives running smoothly. Now she fills the same role as the administrative director of the Capitol Hill Chorale, a 90-voice ensemble that draws from the Hill community.

Take Five

March 5, 2012

Tuesday is here once again, and that means it’s time for HOH to catch up with another Member of Congress. Today, it’s Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii). Deciding to retire at the end of this Congress, Akaka leaves us with a song … in the park.

Discussing ‘The Dark Side’

Feb. 24, 2012

Nonie Darwish grew up practicing the religion she now condemns. Darwish, an author and lecturer, brings her message to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at an event sponsored by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

Hill Climbers: Reporter’s Path From Hawaii to Hill

Feb. 24, 2012

As a reporter in Honolulu, Ashley Nagaoka Boylan asked the tough questions. As press secretary for Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), she is now the one answering them.

Looking for Love? Speed Dating Aims to Get the Heart Racing

Feb. 13, 2012

District locals looking for love this Valentine’s Day can tilt the odds in their favor by going on 20 dates in one night.

Lessons From the Classroom Apply to Congress

Feb. 7, 2012

Rep. Mike Honda’s road to Congress began in front of an audience of 30. And they weren’t even old enough to vote.

Take Five

Feb. 6, 2012

Tuesday is here again, and HOH has cornered another Member of Congress to submit to our five questions. This week, Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) talks robots, tigers and iPhones … oh my.Q: As a Californian, what city outside your own Congressional district do you enjoy visiting the most? A: San Francisco, to see the 49ers play [and] so I can see how great it will be when the team’s home is in Santa Clara!

Coached Up

Jan. 30, 2012

The rewards of teaching are many. Rarely are they made so apparent as in the case of Helen Engstrom and two of her prize pupils — Nan Hayworth and Todd Rokita.

New Hampshire House Panel Nixes D.C. Statehood Measure

Jan. 30, 2012

A nonbinding resolution in support of statehood for the District of Columbia has been rejected by New Hampshireís State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: So Much for the Afterglow

Jan. 25, 2012

As the House tearfully paid tribute to retiring Rep. Gabrielle Giffords this morning, folks downtown were making sure Washington, D.C., got back to what it does best: rancor.

Rep. Rapper: From Rap Battles in High School Halls to Congress

Jan. 17, 2012

As a “battle” MC, the hallways and lunch lines of Rep. André Carson’s junior high school became the frontline where he experienced the lyrical limelight, going up against fellow MCs in freestyle rap confrontations. Those contests, and that lyricism, helped shape the Indiana Democrat’s future in music as well as in politics.

Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

Dec. 19, 2011

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time again for HOH to get to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.) talks crazy ... glue, that is.

A Haven for the Homeless

Dec. 13, 2011

During the past five years, as homeless populations declined a bit across the nation, Washington, D.C., saw a veritable boom in the number of people living on the streets.

Day of Infamy, Years of Resolve

Dec. 6, 2011

In his latest foray into American history, “December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the World,” author Craig Shirley examines the days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the weeks after.

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