I attended Gonzaga University, where I focused on political science and history.  After graduating magna cum laude from Gonzaga in 2006, I attended George Washington University Law School and graduated in 2009.  I became a member of the Oregon Bar that same year.

After law school, I served as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in the Office of Information Policy (OIP).  OIP is responsible for encouraging agency compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which affords people a right of access to the records of federal agencies.  My responsibilities included review and recommendations regarding appeals from denials of FOIA requests by components of the DOJ, reviewing government-wide agency compliance with FOIA reporting, advising and training other government attorneys and other staff on the application of FOIA, and more.  I left the DOJ in 2014 and transitioned to private practice as an attorney with Immix Law Group.  In that capacity, I now aid individuals, for-profit businesses, and nonprofit entities with their general legal needs.