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Capitol Communicator is running a series of profiles of communicators in the mid-Atlantic. In this “up close and personal” profile, we feature Carolyn Becker.  Photography for this series is by Cade Martin; wardrobe styling by Pascale Lemaire for THE Artist Agency; and hair and makeup by Patti D Nelson and Janice Kinigopoulos for THE Artist Agency.

Carolyn, please provide us a short bio.

I work as an account coordinator at RP3 Agency and am also a blogger and artist. I was born in Washington, D.C., and have stayed in the area ever since. In my spare time, you can find me bargain hunting at thrift stores – multiple times a week – and painting larger-than-life masterpieces while wearing Dior.

Are you involved in any other organizations?

I am an avid thrifter, so when I shop at thrift stores I am supporting the organizations they benefit. Goodwill is one of my favorite nonprofits and I guest post for them on their fashion blog. I also volunteer at some of their events.

What are the things you are most proud of?

I’m proud to be a woman who isn’t afraid to pursue her dreams, without any regrets. I’m also proud of the fact that I get to work with the most inspiring and brilliant individuals. My coworkers, friends and family inspire me every day. I’m also proud of the fact that I recently started driving on the highway for the first time. I can go anywhere now!

Who are your personal role models?

I don’t know that I have a singular role model, but I do look up to every woman in my life who has started a business, followed their dreams and made things happen. In the future, I’d like to start my own business, and these women have taught me how to be persistent and never look back.

Did your role models offer professional advice that helped you in your career and, if so, what was the advice?

Be persistent. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want — it never hurts.

Try to always assume that everyone has the best of intentions.

Also, networking and relationships are key to growing your career.

What professional advice do you have for others?

Always assume that everyone has the best intentions; you never know when someone is having a bad day. You can’t assume.

Be positive. It makes everyone else happy!

What’s appropriate attire for your organization?

Wear what makes you feel confident. I personally wear a lot of whacky, colorful and sparkly clothing, but that’s what makes me feel great!

Comfort is important, but I don’t abide by that. To each their own!

Where do you buy most of the clothes you wear to the office?

Thrift stores. 75 percent of my wardrobe comes from Goodwill or Unique Thrift. I also love Buffalo Exchange and Mustard Seed.

Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

One of my favorite methods of exercising is dancing to 80’s music. If anyone knows of any places around D.C. that offer 80’s nights – besides the Black Cat – let me know!

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