You may be asking who is this Kathy Kiefer? Kathy is originally from Long Island in the State of New York who now lives in Alexandria in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has lived in the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area for approximately 31 years. She is a journalist, writer, photographer, enjoys travel, loves the Arts and sports, plus. She also has an awesome niece and nephew.
Kathy was born and raised on Long Island in the Village of Brightwaters (Bay Shore School District), with her parents and younger brother. Growing up, Kathy, enjoyed swimming, playing tennis, the theatre and a mirage of other activities, many of which she still enjoys to this day. Upon graduation from Bay Shore High School, Kathy attended SUNY @ Farmingdale, and then went to work for the U.S. Government at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in lower Manhattan as a legal Secretary. Several years later, in the early 1980’s Kathy transferred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, continuing as a legal secretary/legal technician. She eventually went to work in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice as a Legal technician ultimately being promoted to a Paralegal Specialist. Throughout her long and illustrious career with the Government, Kathy received many honors, praise and commendations for her outstanding work, exceptional work ethic and dedication to her job and the people she was assigned to support. Upon leaving the Justice Department Kathy went to work with one of the local school systems as a Paraprofessional Instructor (teacher assistant). Working with students that have special needs, I have found to be so rewarding, to be able to watch the student grow and blossom with a little extra encouragement and support is such a wonderful feeling and to know that in some small measure to know that I am helping in this learning experience. While working full-time in the school system, I went back to college (part-time) eventually earning degrees in history with a minor in anthropology from George Mason University. Finally working as an administrative assistant in private industry in the Alexandria, VA area until recently.
Despite the fact that Kathy has lived in the Washington, DC – Northern Virginia area for as many years as she has, Kathy remains a die-hard New York Met and New York Jet Fan.