Meriah L. Crawford

Meriah L. Crawford has been a private investigator for over 8 years now, and opened her business, Rhino Investigations, almost 8 years ago. She has worked on a wide array of cases including background investigations, insurance accident and theft cases, patent infringement, counterfeiting, harassment, and even a murder. About the only thing she hasn’t investigated is marital infidelity.

Meriah began teaching part time about 5 years ago, after she finished her MFA in creative writing, and became a full-time assistant professor at VCU in August of 2010. She is currently working on a doctoral degree in literature and criticism.


Day Al-Mohamed

Day Al-Mohamed has over 15 years experience providing policy analysis, technical assistance,  and political strategy to individuals, organizations, committees and governing bodies on legislative and regulatory issues.  She currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor.  Prior to that, Ms. Al-Mohamed worked as a lobbyist for a number of organizations managing public interest policy activities in front of the U.S. Congress and at the United Nations.

Ms. Al-Mohamed holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Columbia and hosts “Day in Washington,” one of the premier disability policy blogs/podcasts.  An avid lover of fiction, Ms. Al-Mohamed is currently active in the Cat Vacuuming Society of Northern Virginia Writers’ Group, and hosts the multi-author writing blog, “Unleaded:  Fuel for Writers.

She lives in the D.C. Metro area with her partner of 11 years, a good dog, and two very bad cats.


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