Meet the new Policy Director, Gerica Goodman!

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What made you want to work for Virginia21?

I’m a bit of a policy nerd and really enjoy the minutiae of policy-making and the legislative process. More importantly, I think it’s critical to empower young people to champion the issues that are most significant to them.  

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Bali because it’s one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Who is your spirit celebrity, and why?

Beyoncé because Beyoncé.


What is favorite guilty pleasure song?

"Karma Chameleon"

– Culture Club

You’re running for president and you desperately need a bump in the polls. Which fictional character do you choose as your new campaign manager to turn things around?

Olivia Pope


Now that you’re President, what ridiculous policy do you propose in your inaugural address?  

Daily siestas and National Taco Tuesday

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What is your favorite internet meme and why?

Kermit to Kermit political, because it’s the story of my life.

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Finally a serious question, why is it important for public leaders to care about the wellbeing of young people?

Millennials are 30% of the electorate and enacting policies that remove and reduce barriers to college access and affordability has a tremendous economic impact, not only for individuals but the entire Commonwealth.