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Laura Wainman

Managing Editor

Though Laura came to journalism late in the game (Oh, hello parents. Yes it is my senior year, and yes I am completely changing my career path, but it will be fine), her love of the written word began early. Kindergarten was really the defining year: after begging her mother to read her "Little Women" as a bed time story instead of the regularly scheduled Winnie the Pooh, she decided she wanted to be just like Jo, but vowed to never let her little brother burn a prized manuscript. Shortly after, she came to write her first best-seller - i.e. she made her parents buy a million copies of this witty thesis on the daily life of a five-year-old. I believe there are a few copies of this stunning piece of literature still in circulation- inquire within.

Laura is a passionate Washingtonian, born and raised in NOVA, but a District resident for the last seven years. She proudly boasts major coffee, fashion and baseball addictions (Natitude!) and is not currently seeking treatment for any of the aforementioned conditions. The love of her life is her scraggly-haired, eight-pound silky terrier who stole her heart from day one, and tests her patience on the regular.

Fun facts: Laura can relate just about any life situation to an episode of "Friends" and will gladly rap every word of the musical genius Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" on demand.