PLP 2018 Profile: Tina Pullen

Headshot of Tina Pullen, member of the PLP Class of 2018Name: Christina Pullen

Birthplace and/or where you grew up: Norfolk

Where do you currently call home? Chesapeake

Occupation: Public Affairs Officer, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Norfolk Field Office

Favorite part about the job: I love coming to work every day. I am deeply proud of the FBI and honored to represent the organization. Every day is an opportunity to work alongside smart, talented people who are sincerely committed to our core values and mission.

Your first job ever: Paper route

Favorite Book/Currently Reading: I just finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Ann Barrows, and just started Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.

Comfort Food: Fried chicken and macaroni and cheese.

What’s playing in your car right now? NPR

Addicted to podcasts? What are the top three you listen to? My favorites are The Thomas Jefferson Hour, The Moth, and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.

Next journey? This fall I am traveling to Chile to visit my daughter who is studying abroad there this semester. I am very excited about spending time with her exploring the Patagonia region.

Favorite Virginia destination? The beach in the summer and the Blue Ridge mountains in the fall.

First political memory? While I was growing up my family was very active in state-wide and national political campaigns. As kids we tagged along to campaign events and were often put to work folding campaign pamphlets.

Best advice you ever received? Bloom where you are planted.

If you could have dinner with anyone currently living, whom would it be and why? Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, because they are smart, talented, funny and accomplished.

One thing most people would be surprised to learn about you? I am a pretty transparent person, so I don't think there is much that would surprise people.

Ambition, political or otherwise? I would like to serve Virginia on a state-level board or commission.

Favorite part about the PLP so far? My favorite part is getting to know my classmates and spending time with smart, talented people who share my interests. I also appreciate the opportunity to travel around the state visiting parts of Virginia I have never been and experiencing the civic pride of each region.

Monday, Nov 12, 2018