LIVES IN:;Brookhaven, New York
IN THIS ISSUE:;Wrote about parking
in Bethesda and Silver Spring, and a
Kensington couple’s wedding.
WHAT SHE DOES:;She is a journalism
student at Quinnipiac University in
Connecticut. She spent her spring
semester as Bethesda Magazine’s
editorial intern through the Washington
Media Institute’s internship program for
students aspiring to work in digital media.
SUMMER PLANS:;“There’s nothing like
summers on Long Island, where I’m from.
When I’m not working, I’ll be making trips
to the beach with my friends and family.”
HER DREAM JOB:;Working for an
online media company in New York City.
“I’m a city girl and love the fast-paced
environment of New York.”
EUGENE L. MEYER
LIVES IN: Silver Spring
IN THIS ISSUE: Wrote about Marriott
International’s decision to move its corporate
of;ces and 3,500 employees from a
suburban of;ce park to downtown Bethesda.
WHAT HE DOES: A former Washington Post
reporter and editor, he is the author of Five
for Freedom: The African American Soldiers
in John Brown’s Army (Chicago Review Press,
June 2018). He is also the editor of B’nai
B’rith Magazine, contributes articles to The
New York Times, serves on the board of
directors of the Washington Independent
Review of Books and is a contributing editor
for Bethesda Magazine.
HOW HE GOT HIS START: His ;rst journalism
job was with the New York Herald Tribune.
As the Washington bureau librarian, he read,
clipped and ;led seven newspapers a day
and got to tag along with the White House
reporter to watch President Lyndon Johnson
sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.
PET PEEVE: “Highway sound barriers—they
don’t work, are ugly and cost taxpayers a lot
LIVES IN: Kensington
IN THIS ISSUE: Coordinated the 2018
Short Story Contest—sponsored by
Bethesda Magazine and the Bethesda
Urban Partnership—the winners of which
appear in this issue.
WHAT SHE DOES: She is the editor and
publisher of Origins Journal, writes short
stories and essays, and practices law in
WHAT SHE’S GOOD AT: Bananagrams,
vrksasana (tree pose in yoga) and
wine tastings. Her ultimate goal is the
simultaneous mastery of all three.
WHAT SHE WANTS:;A “she shed,” a
benefactor and a novel to write in the she
shed. “When you’ve got two tweens, two
dogs and a husband who talks back to
the TV during Wizards games, you need a
quiet place to write. And a story idea—that