About Our Bloggers

Most of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia blog posts are written by our staff. When they are not, the guest author’s name is indicated at the top of the post.

Here are some of our current and past guest bloggers!


Alyssa is a recent graduate from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Management and minored in Women’s and Gender Studies. During her time at VT she was president of the feminist activist organization, Womanspace, and interned with Planned Parenthood Health Systems as a Civic Engagement intern where she engaged the Blacksburg community about reproductive justice and supported the McAuliffe gubernatorial campaign. Alyssa has a passion for working towards the empowerment of women and girls, gender equality, and social justice. While she isn’t working to dismantle the patriarchy, she loves binge watching The Property Brothers, traveling, drinking wine, and catching up on the latest episode of Laci Green’s Sex+! Alyssa is so extremely excited to join the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia team as we fight for reproductive justice for all Virginians.


Marieke is a senior at George Mason University, majoring in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She is a self-identified feminist who has a special interest in the role patriarchy and gender identities play in conflicts and government.  Marieke was born and raised in Northern Virginia, but spent the last semester studying in Paris and backpacking around Europe. Although she would love to spend her days traveling foreign cities, she is very excited to be the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Advocacy and Communications Fall 2013 intern because it marries her interests in blogging and research to her passion for expanding women’s choice in her home state.


Katharine is the Fall 2013 Development and Events and a recent graduate of James Madison University (go Dukes!) having studied Writing and Rhetoric along with Women’s and Gender Studies. She is a native Arlingtonian and self-identifying feminist that believes deeply in the pro-choice movement. Having previously interned for a domestic violence advocacy nonprofit, she hopes to build a career within the women’s movement as a whole. While not staying informed on women’s news, she enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, and finding the next-great-thing-to-watch on Netflix.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. The year 2013 is an election year. Pro-choice people in and around Prince William County need to work to defeat the far-right legislators who currently represent the county in the Virginia General Assembly. As as start, they should read, then publicize the following web site: http://www.VirginiaHouseofDelegates.info (click on all links after reaching the site).

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