D.F. combines strategic marketing and communications acumen with proven analytical and leadership skills. Having served as the Communications and Marketing Director for a start-up mobile app software company for the past 8 years, she helped grow the company into a market leader until its acquisition in early 2017. D.F. designed and implemented the company’s social media outreach, boosting Facebook and Twitter followers by more than 200% and 300% respectively. She also developed and monitored the firm’s marketing campaigns and analytics on multiple platforms and drafted and distributed company press releases and blog posts. Prior to this position, she worked in the public financial management arena, working her way up from Budget Analyst (USDA) to Departmental Budget Analyst (USDA) and Budget Officer (DOJ). At the DOJ, she managed a $30M budget, performed complex financial analyses, and presented briefings, white papers, and summaries to Department heads. D.F. has an MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelors from the University of Virginia.