Today’s CD8 spotlight is on Joel Rubin.
Rubin, the Pittsburgh-born son of an architect and a college English professor, said two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica set him on the path toward public service.
He worked at the Agency for International Development and the Energy Department before his first stint at the State Department. He was a fellow in the office of Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and an aide to Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) before becoming founding political and government affairs director for J Street, the liberal advocacy group that promotes diplomatic solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also worked at the Ploughshares Fund, an anti-proliferation group.
Next up: Jamie Raskin.