Louise Epstein is a co-founder and former budget chair of FEC, and the recording secretary of the McLean Citizens Association. She also is a co-founder and president of FAIRGRADE, which successfully lobbied FCPS to change obsolete grading policies and, with Restore Honors Courses, successfully lobbied FCPS to offer more high school honors courses in English and social studies. After graduating from Harvard Law School and working 15 years as a tax lawyer, Louise became a stay-at-home mom and a full-time volunteer. She has been a PTSA and booster president at TJHSST, a PTA vice president and "volunteer of the year" at Longfellow MS, a PTSA budget chair at McLean HS, and a volunteer at Franklin Sherman ES, Chesterbrook ES and Haycock ES, as well as a president of the Fairfax County Association for the Gifted. Louise also served on the FCCPTA Board and the Superintendent's Business & Community Advisory Committee, and has collaborated with parent advocates on a variety of other issues, ranging from Real Food For Kids (improved school cafeteria food) to efforts to save winter track and reduce athletic participation fees.