Spotlight DMV is a weekly series that highlights the most ambitious young professionals in the District. From members of the media, politicians, philanthropists and engineers, the spotlight is on them! Get to know these chosen few and you’ll be in the know.
Meet Maaden Eshete. Not only is she acting Communications Director for the United States Office of Minority Health where she leads the new media communication efforts for education and awareness campaigns, she is also the founder of Divas, MPH, a non-profit organization founded by three women that focuses on health and wellness for themselves and their communities.
Madie, as we like to call her, gained an interest in women’s and maternal health issues while pursuing her Master of Public Health degree at Morgan State University’s School of Community Health and Policy. Madie, along with Divas, MPH has also been a proud partner of The Fab Empire’s Coats and Cocktails initiative for two years in a row.
DC Fab!: Where do you like to party/hang out in the District?
Madie: U Street, of course. Barrack’s Row in Capitol Hill is a nice place to hang out and as of this summer, I’ve been checking out all the new resturants and bars on the all new and snazzy H Street in NE.
If you could be an ice cream flavor, what would it be? Why?
I think I’d be gelato and not an ice cream. Gelato is smoother, richer and not so common. Flavor? Salted Carmel. It’s sweet, just not right away and kind of “grown up” sounding, but still fun.
If you had one hour to live, what would you do?
Spend it with my family. There’s no where else I’d rather be.
Who was the last person you texted?
What shoes are you wearing right now?
A pair of well worn Steve Madden flats.