3/4G-05 Connie K. N. Chang

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5440 Nevada Avenue NW

I have lived in DC for the past 26 years; 23 of them in this neighborhood when my husband Nathaniel and I purchased our first home on Nevada Avenue between Legation and Livingston. We have two daughters. My oldest is in her second year of college after attending Lafayette, Deal, and Wilson High School. Our youngest is a seventh grader at Alice Deal Middle School.

I was born and raised in NYC to parents who were intrepid entrepreneurs. I know the importance to communities of retail businesses, available and attainable housing, and public spaces where residents can gather and meet.

My professional career has been focused on the intersection of business, government, and technological innovation. I have worked as a financial analyst for an investment bank; as a supervisory economist for a staff of economists and policy analysts; as a business manager for over twenty multi-million-dollar technology projects for the Federal government; as an evaluator-consultant to oversee the operation and impact of university-industry research centers, and as a research director supervising large study contracts on innovation. I have had my own private consulting practice for over a decade.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wellesley College, a master’s degree in International Management and Comparative Technology Policy from University of California, San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, and am a dissertation short of completing a doctorate degree in Political Economy and Science, Technology & Public Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

We have a great opportunity before us to reshape our neighborhood and build a stronger community that is vibrant, inclusive, and ready to tackle complex issues that impact us. I bring to the ANC a dedication to public service, coalition building skills, and experience with public-private partnerships. I will learn what I do not know. I will communicate what I do. I seek to build bridges, keep my eyes on the big picture, and get the details right. Thank you to the residents of District Five for voting for me. I hope not to disappoint.