I am a (nearly) thirty year old living in Seattle, WA. My hometown is Rochester, NY. I’m also a licensed attorney but not practicing at my current job. Rather, I work in what my company likes to call “regulatory intelligence.” It’s not nearly as interesting as it sounds.

If I could wave a magic wand and get the most nuanced political identity I wanted, I would call myself liberal-tarian. I registered Republican when I was 18 and Libertarian in college. When I moved back to Rochester, I swapped to the Conservative Party to participate in local politics. After Trump had a shot at becoming the probable Republican nominee, I registered Democrat in 2015. After moving to Washington, I have no party affiliation, ,at least not officially, as WA has no such requirement.

My background is law. I enjoy (usually) following politics. I made this blog for several reasons outlined in the first post, but mostly I feel an obligation to be more formally a part of the conversation occurring after Donald Trump’s election. I’m generally of the opinion that committing your thoughts to “paper” and publicizing them is core requirement for having fruitful dialogue, hence why I’m here.

In my spare time I run a lot. Despite being squarely in basic territory (i.e., young, white, female), I don’t care for pumpkin spice products. I respond well to hot chocolate.

It should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: everything posted here is personal opinion. It is not legal advice, and it is not at all affiliated with or representative of my employer.