Mary Beth Albright is a food expert and writer with The Washington Post, and a Food Network Star and Iron Chef America Finalist. Before working at the Post, she worked with legendary Surgeon General C. Everett Koop on health and food issues, and attended Georgetown Law School (graduating cum laude), where she advised on food systems and managed a White House initiative. She also worked at the D.C law firm of Williams & Connolly and Roll Call, the oldest Capitol Hill newspaper. Mary Beth is a frequent panel moderator, including for the U.S. State Department and the Smithsonian, and her food-judging expertise is sought regularly, including the time she ate 2,000 foods in three days to judge the Outstanding New Products Awards. She is an elected member of Les Dames d'Escoffier, an esteemed group of women in the culinary professions, which counts Julia Child among its alumnae. Mary Beth lives in Washington, D.C.