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Washington Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter (WALSAC)

This active alumni chapter organizes frequent happy hours, the Washington, D.C. Summer Speaker Series, and co-organizes an annual reception with the School.  Stay connected and informed about the many networking opportunities for Washington, D.C. area alumni. Contact the Washington Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter (WALSAC)  alumni board directly, 'like' their Facebook Page, join the Facebook Group, and subscribe to the listserv. Don't forget to check out the WALSAC website!

Meet the Current Board Members 

Chris Bjornson (MPAff ’96) is an attorney practicing communications regulatory law with Steptoe & Johnson, LLP. He co-chairs the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Video Programming Distribution Committee, serves as a member of the advisory board for the Bill Archer Center of the University of Texas System, and coordinates the Texas State Society’s annual tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson, honoring the President’s birthday. He lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife and daughter.

Sarah Williams (MGPS ’10) works as a nuclear policy analyst at a small nonprofit in D.C. focusing on institutional challenges to nuclear security efforts. She previously was a research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Erik Peterson (MPAff ’00) currently is the policy director for the Afterschool Alliance, based in Washington, D.C. He lives in Alexandria, Va., with his wife and two sons, ages 4 and 7. He looks forward to reconnecting to the LBJ School and fellow alums as a member of the Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter.

Don Long (MPAff ’95) graduated from the LBJ School in 1995, where he focused on education and labor policy. Since then he has worked for real education reform in a variety of capacities and organization. He has been a consultant for the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education program at the Economic Policy Institute since 2011.

Caitlin Morris (MPAff ’10) currently works as a healthcare researcher and consultant for the Lewin Group. She is in charge of the Chapter’s volunteer activities.

Paul Strasberg (MPAff ’90) is an applied economist, designing and conducting rigorous social science impact evaluations across a range of fields, including land tenure and property rights, in Mozambique, Georgia, Armenia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Previously a program manager with the Department of Agriculture, he now works as a consultant.

Vita Vock (MPAff ’03) studied at LBJ from 2001-2003. She continued her studies in Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin, completing her Ph.D. in 2007. Vita moved to Virginia to work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Virginia Medical Center, and since the spring of 2011, has served as the assistant dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the College of Science at George Mason University.

Previous Board Members

2011-2012