Irene is an Alexandria native, back in the area after six years away. She graduated from the College of William & Mary, then headed to the University of Missouri for a master's degree in photojournalism (and multimedia production). She contributes to the Annandale, Huntington-Belle Haven, and Kingstowne Patches. As an English major, she also has a special affinity for the Oxford comma. In her spare time, she loves playing tennis with "the guys" at her local courts. You can find more of her work at irenerojas.com.