Vandana Mathur is an adjunct professor of Journalism. An alumni of American University's School of Communications, she has been a journalist in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 20 years. She started out her career in journalism as an editor at McGraw-Hill Publications, then later became a congressional correspondent for ABC/Capitol Cities Publications and for the Bureau of National Affairs, which is now Bloomberg BNA. After a brief stint as an editor at Kiplinger publications, she worked for several years as a Web editor for the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group. She is now back at Bloomberg BNA, where she is a copy editor for a publication that specializes in tax, accounting, and budget issues. She also continues to work for the IFC as an editorial consultant.