Mariangela Anzalone is a consultant in Washington, DC. She received her master of public policy from Georgetown Public Policy Institute in 2010, and her bachelors degree in political science from the University of Chicago in 2005, where she learned a great many things and voted early and often. She has worked with both Chicago and New York City governments and volunteered for the Kerry 2004 and Obama 2008 campaigns, but her best political experience by far was making Barack Obama laugh at a stupid joke she told in March 2002.