fullsizerenderWelcome to my blog! My name is Lauren Grimaldi. I am a proud graduate of Roosevelt University where I earned a bachelor's degree in political science and graduated with honors. I currently work full-time in communications at a Chicago-based political organization that focuses on getting Democrats out to the voting polls. I've been interested in politics since high school when I fell in love with the Daily Show. Since then, I've become a passionate advocate for progressive politics. In the future, I plan to attend graduate school and study public policy with the hope of working in federal government as a policy advisor. I've written for a number of publications for college writers and had the honor of being the Editor-in-Chief of my college newspaper. In addition to my current job in politics, I have interned on two statewide campaigns and am a passionate and unapologetic progressive Democrat.

Professional details aside, I'm a huge Cubs fan, a cat video connoisseur, and a general weirdo. I also watch too much TV, including the wonderful HBO series Veep (hence the title of my blog). I can usually be found somewhere that there's air conditioning, wifi, and food. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @LaurenGrimaldi_ or on Instagram @lauren_grimaldi.