Mara Lee covers the economy, labor/workforce issues, technology and demographics for the Courant. She came to the paper three years ago from Washington, D.C., where she covered Midwestern Congressional delegations for two newspaper chains (among other pursuits). Before going to Our Nation’s Capital, she worked as a reporter in Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina. She’s an unashamed wonk who finds people endlessly fascinating. Oh, and in case you were wondering, her first name rhymes with Sarah.