About Our Events Team

The Washingtonian hosts a number of events each year. Browse our events page to learn about upcoming events and view recaps from recent events.

The Washingtonian hosts a number of events each year. Browse our events page to learn about upcoming events and view recaps from recent events.

Learn more about our events team below.

Katharine Ragsdale

Special Events Coordinator

Katharine Ragsdale graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in journalism and mass communication. After graduation, Katharine worked at a promotional marketing firm in Raleigh as lead graphic designer and client services manager. After two and a half years with the firm, Katharine decided to leave her home state of North Carolina and venture north to DC. She started with The Washingtonian in December 2010.

Jeannette Tavares

Events Manager

Jeannette Tavares, a DC native, received her BA in Communication Studies from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Jeannette brings an array of event experience to the Washingtonian Events Team. Prior to joining our team, Jeannette worked for a premiere event planning company, EVOKE, located here in DC. Her experience and vibrant personality will be instrumental in the growth of the Washingtonian events team. Along with being a DC blogger and social event planner. Jeannette speaks Spanish and Portuguese is passionate about engaging in other cultures and travel. She is an active member of the National Association of Catering and Events and Metro Event Specialists.

Rebecca Schwartz

Director of Marketing and Events

Rebecca Schwartz, a Massachusetts native, studied business management and marketing at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. After graduation, she came to Washington, DC, to work with brand strategy and design for The Washingtonian while taking continuing education classes at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. After working at the magazine for more than six years, Rebecca became the director of marketing and events in the fall of 2011.