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Lisa Rossi came to the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and American Journalism Review in October, 2013 after serving as an associate regional editor for Patch.com/AOL since February 2011. Patch.com is a national network of more than 850 sites run by professional journalists who cover and coordinate comprehensive, community-specific news and events. Prior to Patch.com, Rossi worked at Chapel Hill and Durham Magazines from 2008 to 2010, preceded by five years as a reporter for the Des Moines Register. She broke several national presidential campaign stories in 2008 following the campaigns of Chris Dodd, Mike Huckabee and Hilary Clinton. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in journalism from the University of Iowa, where she served as metro editor at the Daily Iowan the year it won the National Pacemaker Award for student journalism. While in school, she interned with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau, the Des Moines Register, the Iowa City Gazette, the Missoulian and the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier.