Greiman, a former Reagan administration official, has traveled to more than 70 countries, many of them as an adviser on colossal construction projects such as London’s Crossrail project and China’s Silk Road project. She lives west of Boston and is a law and management professor at Boston University.
Favorite convention moments: As a delegate at five previous conventions and a guest at two, she fondly recalls Bob Dole’s nomination in 1996 in Philadelphia and John McCain’s nomination in 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. “The feeling in the room was, We were supporting our veterans, our great country and our liberties.”
Favorite living politician: Donald Trump. “He is bringing about something desperately needed in this country, and that’s change. People have been afraid to say the things he’s saying, afraid to be politically incorrect.”
Issue she’s passionate about: Veterans. “They should have all their needs fulfilled whenever they need it. They shouldn’t be begging.”
Plans for Cleveland: “I like to sit in local pubs, talk to people and get a sense for what people are feeling.”
Favorite fictional political character: Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood in House of Cards. “It’s so typical of how Washington politicians behave.”
Best travel experiences: Eastern Europe and Africa. “I like learning how people solve problems and get through their struggles and still maintain positive attitudes about life.”
How can the GOP win Ohio? “Keep doing what they’re doing, keep talking about creating job opportunities and bringing jobs home to America.”