Senate Lead Staffer: Dina Ellis Rochkind
Dina Ellis Rochkind has always had a passion for politics. Both of her parents were those swing voters in Pennsylvania—you know the ones. Her mother was a Republican and her father a Democrat who was a bank examiner for 36 years in the state. “Our dinners,” she says, “were heated both literally and figuratively.” They talked about politics a lot and, in pursuit of the passion she acquired at home, she went to school to become a lawyer. She decided that she was going to work on Capitol Hill.