My career has been as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking, both in the community with high-risk lethality cases, as well as an assistant through the court process.

I graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work (BSW) with minors in Political Science and Sociology in 2017.

I have 18 years of experience working in politics, starting as a legislative intern at the Kansas State Capitol in 2004 and 2005. I have also worked as campaign staff for several political candidates and elected officials.

Additionally, I have served as a leader on numerous boards, including GLSEN Kansas, which works to ensure schools are safe for K-12 students. As a social work practicum student and later as Policy Coordinator of GLSEN Kansas, I helped establish an annual program to take students to the state Capitol, which is an amazing experience to teach and empower students to advocate for themselves in speaking to legislators.

I am also a founding member and leader of the local chapter of Equality Kansas, which works to end discrimination towards LGBTQ Kansans, as well as the Sumner County Democratic Party.

I have been married for 9 years with two young adult step-children who graduated from Belle Plaine. I have lived in the outskirts of Peck for 10 years.