I grew up in Reno, Nevada. I went to college at the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) and graduated in 2004 with a BA in English. After graduation, I went to law school at the University of Notre Dame and have practiced as a civil litigation attorney in Reno since 2007. My husband and I got married about a year ago and have a fox terrier mix named Douglas. I'm on the board of directors for the Crisis Call Center, a longstanding Reno non-profit that focuses on assisting people in need in the greater Northern Nevada area.