By The Hill Staff - 07/25/12 09:00 AM EDT
Hometown: East Longmeadow, Mass.
Political party: Nonpartisan
Relationship status: Single
Brynn Rovito is not afraid to dress sexy, even as a lawyer for the Senate sergeant at arms.
“People’s style in D.C. is different — they’re more conservative,” says Rovito, who has also lived in Hawaii and Brooklyn. “I’m not a Tory Burch-and-pearls type of person.”
These days she prefers black tank tops and jeans that complement her petite figure and direct personality. A few years ago, however, she was really into name-brand handbags, and her search for the latest must-have accessory lured her to Hawaii, where she discovered she could sell what she bought in a retail store at a substantial mark-up online.
The hot market eventually cooled, and Rovito decided to go to law school. A hometown connection with Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer led to an internship on Capitol Hill, and ultimately, a job.
Still, she could not resist the topsy-turvy allure of the private sector — in this case, the restaurant scene on 14th Street NW — and took a side gig as a bartender at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, a trendy spot that is usually packed.
She has an easy-going personality that invites friendship, but guys who want her attention have to show more than bare-minimum courage.
“A lot of guys would leave numbers on credit card slips and say, ‘Call me,’ ” she says. “Come on — grow a pair!”
She ended up leaving Pearl Dive because the late weekend hours became too tiring. She quips her phone has since stopped ringing.
Rovito’s looking for a slower pace of life these days. She’s contemplating a move from her Adams Morgan apartment in the city to Virginia and plans to get a dog. After living for years with hipsters in trendy neighborhoods, she’s ready to give the suburbs a try — but pearls are still out.
— Alexander Bolton