Biography

My career in law started with my family. My parents, lifelong employees of public schools, instilled a passion for learning in me at a young age. I carried this with me to the University of Wisconsin where I studied economics, political science and, eventually, the law.  As an attorney, my passion for learning is now an asset. Continuously reading and researching keeps me at the forefront of developments in the law and makes me a better advocate on behalf of our clients.

Before law school, I worked for an environmental non-profit organization, advocating to bolster Wisconsin’s renewable energy portfolio. Outside of the office, I am constantly itching to travel. Always looking for my next place to go, I crave new experiences and meeting new people. Currently next on my list? Iceland. I hope to get there before year’s end. Yet, it isn’t always an international trek that preoccupies me. Often it’s just the next bike ride, or the next run to picnic point. Whether I am biking, riding, or flying, I always like to be on the go.

Finally, I am hopelessly addicted to political news and all things Bucky Badger. On Wisconsin!

Education

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2015
B.S. Economics and Political Science, University of Wisconsin—Madison, 2010

Bar Admission

Wisconsin, 2015
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Wisconsin
• Young Lawyers Division
• Litigation Section
Wisconsin Association for Justice
Dane County Bar Association
Wisconsin Alumni Association
American Bar Association

Publications and Presentations

• Driverless Cars & Litigation
Winter Seminar 2016, Wisconsin Association for Justice, Milwaukee

• Who Drives the Driverless Car?
The Verdict, Wisconsin Association for Justice, Summer 2016

• The Law of Damages in Wisconsin, Civil Rights Damages Supplement
State Bar of Wisconsin, Pinnacle, 2015, 2016, 2017 (anticipated)

Honors and Awards

Wisconsin Idea Scholarship Award Winner – 2012

 Favorite Book 

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

Favorite Album

Funeral by Arcade Fire

Motto

The obstacle is the way.

Favorite Quote

“I wonder.” –Garrick Ollivander

If you were not a lawyer what would you do

Political Organizer

Greatest accomplishment

The stamps on my passport