Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) recently has added three staffers while promoting two others.
Coming to the office to work as counsel is Jessica Ehrlich, 32. [IMGCAP(1)]
Previously, Ehrlich worked as a legislative assistant to former Rep. Clay Shaw (R-Fla.) from 2006 to 2007. Before that, she worked as an attorney in her hometown of St. Petersburg, Fla. She also served as a clerk for Mid-Florida Federal Court Chief Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich during the summer of 2003; as an investment researcher at Goldman Sachs from 2000 to 2002; in executive management for The Estée Lauder Cos. in 1999; and in corporate communications for Cartier Inc. from 1997 to 1999. In the summer of 2004, Ehrlich participated in a fellowship in international human rights law.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in English and interdisciplinary European studies from Vanderbilt University in 1995, Ehrlich went on to earn her law degree from Southern Methodist University in 2005.
Anne Kramer, 25, is new to the office as a legislative assistant. [IMGCAP(2)]
Before joining Lynch’s team, she worked for the past three years as a senior research assistant in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution. Before that, she worked in England for Oxford Analytica.
Kramer, who is working on a master’s degree in security studies at Georgetown University, earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 2003. She hails from Annapolis, Md.
Rounding out the staff additions is Meghan Morris, 23. Morris, who interned for Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.) earlier this year, will work as a staff assistant for Lynch.
A 2005 international affairs graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Morris is from Winchester, Mass.
Bruce Fernandez, 30, is moving up in the office to become its legislative director. He has worked as a legislative assistant for Lynch since 2003.
From Rochester, N.Y., Fernandez graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1997. He earned a law degree from the same institution in 2002.
Finally, Peter Sally, 25, will work as a legislative assistant, having worked as a legislative correspondent for Lynch since 2005.
The Dedham, Mass., native graduated from Union College with a bachelor’s degree in history in 2005.
Mullin’s Move. Jennifer Mullin, 33, has come to town. Having worked as press secretary to former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack (D) from 2002 to 2007, Mullin now serves as communications director for Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).
Before joining the Iowa governor’s communications team, Mullin was communications director for Iowa League of Cities from 2000 to 2002. She also worked from 1999 to 2000 as deputy press secretary for former Sen. Bill Bradley’s (D-N.J.) failed presidential campaign.
Mullin wrote in an e-mail that she is “obsessed with NPR and Bonobos.” Bonobos, for those like Hill Climbers who were unaware, are primates found in the Congo. Or the zoo.
From Atlantic, Iowa, Mullin earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Drake University.
House Switch. Michael Beckerman, 28, is switching offices on Capitol Hill. Previously the legislative director for Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), Beckerman is now policy director for Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.).
Before his job with Conaway, Beckerman worked for former Rep. Jack Quinn (R-N.Y.) as legislative director for the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition. He also previously worked for Upton as a legislative assistant and special projects director as well as a field director for Upton’s 2002 primary election.
Beckerman also worked as a paid legislative intern for Cassidy & Associates.
“Richard Nixon is my favorite President,” Beckerman said in an e-mail, “and I have an extensive collection of Nixon memorabilia.” More than just an ordinary staffer, Beckerman also is a hero, at least for a girl he “saved … from drowning while on a sailing trip in Belize.”
From West Orange, N.J., Beckerman earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in history and economics from The George Washington University in 2001.