The Commute: Most of the junior staff lives near the office—Dupont Circle, Thomas Circle, and Adams Morgan. People usually walk or bike to work. Washington, DC has the Capital Bike share program, which allows you to rent and return a bike from anywhere in the city. A few of us live in Virginia and Maryland, and take the metro. As part of the Benefits program, CRA offers the monthly metro pass in which you can have a specific amount deducted from your pre-tax earnings and put on your card each month—so you pay less than the actual amount.
Shreya Bhargava is an analyst in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice at Charles River Associates. She joined CRA in 2015 after graduating with a BSc degree in Applied Math – Economics from Brown University.