I’m VJ or, in BOE terms, Vijay “VJ” Kapur. I have a lot to say/write, but not usually about myself.


VJ on the Provost rooftop

I am, in no particular order and among other things:

  • parent to Melina, 5
  • spouse to Kelly
  • human caretaker to dogs Milo and Leela
  • an eight-year resident of 5C07
  • a lifelong resident of the metro area (born in Arlington, raised in Fairfax and Montgomery Counties)
  • a child and grandchild of naturalized Americans who also made the DC area their home
  • a John Burroughs Elementary/DCPS parent
  • a former and long-time Petit Scholars parent
  • a regular at Zeke’s in the morning and Public Option at night
  • a musician, songwriter, and organizer of large and unwieldy ensembles
  • an alum of George Washington (BS ‘06) and Johns Hopkins (MS ‘08) Universities
  • a computer scientist, software engineer, and government contractor
  • professionally experienced in matters ranging from law enforcement and defense to transportation and public health
  • recreationally experienced in matters ranging from zoning and liquor licensing to incessant 311 and TSI requests
  • a walker, transit rider, biker, and driver, in that order
  • always the first person to make a spreadsheet