Former writer and assistant editor at Washingtonian with an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Experience in business, dining, sports, and tech.
Before Amazon announced where it planned to park its second headquarters, I spoke to economists and urban planners about all the Washington-area jurisdictions in the running (DC, Maryland, and Virginia), and made this infographic hashing out the pros and cons of each location. You can see that my research pointed to Crystal City, VA offering Amazon the most compelling package, which ended up winning out among the 20 finalists last fall.
Robin Lopez on Instagram: “Life Update: I got a summer job and found my new favorite burrito! The good people of @DosToros invited me down to the Loop so I could…”
Robin Lopez, a professional basketball player, applies for a job at Dos Toros, a fast-casual burrito chain.
As a marketing consultant, I helped write and storyboard this script.
With the recent boom in popularity of escape rooms, I thought who better to put to the test than a group of ex-CIA officials now tasked with quickly handling any emergency that threatens DC.
I profiled a graphic designer who made a series of colorful posters of DC neighborhoods. This post generated a ton of traffic for the Washingtonian website and caused the designer's posters to sell out.
I profiled one of DC's most famous athletes by competing against him in a video game where he played as...himself. Thought this was a fun, meta glimpse into the rising star's personality.
To promote DC hosting the 2018 Home Run Derby, I took batting practice with the Washington Nationals' head hitting coach, in a futile attempt to learn how to hit a ball out of the park.
On the heels of Mahershala Ali winning his first Oscar, I interviewed the director of his first ever professional acting role.
To compliment a set of ads for a beach real estate package, I dug into how best to rent a second home to help pay off its mortgage.
I interviewed actor Matt Walsh, who played the bumbling White House Press Secretary on HBO's Veep, around the time when Sean Spicer (remember him?) was still behind the White House podium and on the hot seat.
After Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away, I interviewed his "doppleganger," a Shakespearean actor who played Scalia in a theater production in DC. The two met to discuss the role and then forged an unlikely friendship.
For a few summers in the early 20th century, Washingtonians in search of respite from the scorching sun didn’t have to leave town. They could swim with an only-in-Washington view of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, in a body of chlorinated water that today we wouldn’t crest in anything but a paddleboat: the Tidal Basin.
I profiled a Washington Post photographer who curated a photo expo of undocumented immigrants.
An off-broadway theatre production about DC politicking included a satirical Washingtonian list — top gay power couples under 45 — in its plot. I thought this was hilarious and actually made it (it was hard!)