Elahe Izadi writes about politics for NationalJournal.com, having previously covered Congress and K Street for National Journal’s Influence Alley microsite. Prior to joining National Journal, she wrote and curated DCentric.org, an NPR Project Argo blog about race and class for WAMU 88.5. Elahe was also part of the team behind D.C. local news start-up TBD.com, and covered everything from crime to local government for The Gazette, the Washington Post’s chain of community newspapers in Maryland. In 2010, she traveled to El Salvador under an International Center for Journalists fellowship and examined the recession’s impact on El Salvador’s remittance economy. Elahe graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in print journalism and African-American history. She lives in Washington, D.C. where she regularly performs stand-up comedy.