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Birthday: May 11
After graduating from the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins University in 2006, Elizabeth answered the question everyone had been asking—"What are you going to do with a degree in that?"
Since she had interned for literary agencies around Washington, D.C., she knew she probably shouldn't sit around waiting for her short stories to get published. Instead, she jumped into grant writing and the freelance world.
Then, for three years before coming to Patch, she edited the local and health sections for the Erickson Tribune, a national newspaper for older adults. Having lived in Florida, where she won her first writing award at the tender age of 9 (shout-out to Cricket magazine!), she found covering seniors felt like home. Still, she loves telling stories of all kinds.
Her most devout reader is cat Gray Bear, who likes to watch articles as they are being written and handle interference from dog Majesty, whose contributions often read something like "zsldfjdsapf."
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How would you describe your political beliefs? Issue-specific.
How religious would you consider yourself? Spiritual, not religious.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community? Infrastructure, overcrowded schools, BRAC.
Where do you stand on each of these issues? I'm learning more every day so I haven't formed an opinion at this point. What I really want to know is what you think. Tell me at email@example.com!