By Julie Silverbrook • September 02, 2014
1. I am an identical twin. My twin sister Cheryl is an incredibly intelligent and talented OB/GYN resident at the George Washington University Hospital.
2. I always carry with me at least two pocket Constitutions and am known to give them to people I meet in DC and the cities I visit for work.
3. I was only 24 years old when I became the Executive Director of The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource). ConSource is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization devoted to increasing understanding, facilitating research, and encouraging discussion of the U.S. Constitution by connecting individuals with the documentary history of its creation, ratification, and amendment.
4. I’ve watched BBC’s Pride & Prejudice (the version with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth) an embarrassing number of times.
5. I enjoy editing personal statements, cover letters, and resumes – it relaxes me (weird, I know). I always offer to edit these items for friends, family members, students at either of my alma maters – GW or W&M – and interns and fellows at my non-profit. If you ask nicely, I may edit yours, too!
6. I wasn’t born blonde . . . but was born to be blonde.
7. I read law review articles . . . for fun!
8. In addition to being a Constitutional law junkie, I’m also a total politics junkie.
9. I consider myself to be a power networker, and love to bring friends and colleagues along to networking events. Reach out if you want to be added to my networking event mailing list!
10. My favorite food is Nutella, and I love experimenting with different Nutella-inspired concoctions. (I also LOVE raw oysters, but have never tried to put my two favorite foods together – I don’t think that would be a successful pairing!).
11. I collect Constitution-themed t-shirts and accessories.
12. I enjoyed participating in class while I was a law student, but refuse to be classified as a gunner.
13. Almost all of the books on my bookshelf are about the U.S. Constitution and/or U.S. History.
14. I consider the first Monday in October (the beginning of a new Supreme Court term) a civic holiday.
15. My favorite civic holiday is (not surprisingly) Constitution Day on September 17!
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