Meet Your JFamily Ambassadors

Who is your neighborhood ambassador?

Melissa Sanchez lives in Dupont Circle with her husband and daughter. She is a proud New Jerseyan and also loves her adopted home of DC, where she has spent the last decade. Melissa works in policy in the United States Senate. She loves spending time with her family in Kalorama Park, walking her dog Scooter, and sometimes taking a pottery class. As a first-time mom, she is excited to connect with families and experience the city through a new lens.
Zip codes served: 20001, 2004, 20005, 20006, 20009, 20036, 20037

Shoshana ParkerShoshana Parker lives in NW DC with her husband and two daughters. She grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and attended Barnard College, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and linguistics. She also holds an MBA, with a focus on leadership and management, from Boston College. Prior to becoming a JFamily Ambassador, Shoshana spent many years working in various sectors of the market research industry, from consumer packaged goods to corporate communications. Shoshana enjoys all the perks that DC city living has to offer, including long walks in Georgetown, cozy boutiques in Dupont Circle, and ice cream shops wherever her daughters spot them!
Zip codes served: 20007, 20008, 20015, 20016, 20057

Photo of Valerie Bluesteine, a white woman with dark hair wearing a black top and a gold necklace Valerie Bluestein lives in the Navy Yard neighborhood of DC with her husband, Max, and toddler, Brody. She grew up in the DC area and attended the University of Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. After many years working in event planning and public relations in DC and Bethesda, Valerie translated her passion for community to residential real estate sales. As a native Washingtonian, real estate agent, and mother, Valerie is excited to help others discover this incredible city from a parent’s perspective.
Zip codes served: 20002, 20003, 20019, 20020, 20024, 20032 and also right now 20010, 20011, 20012, 20017, 20018, 20064

We are actively seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated parent to serve as an ambassador for Zip codes 20010, 20011, 20012, 20017, 20018, and 20064.  Please email if you are interested in hearing more about this part-time (7-10 hours per week) position!