Prior to college, I attended Edwardsville High School and played soccer for the Tigers before graduating early in December of 2011. I started my college career at Lewis and Clark for the Spring 2012 semester and headed to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Fall of 2012. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science in May 2016.
I didn’t take the traditional route to law school, but instead worked as a paralegal from 2017-2019 before attending Southern Illinois University School of Law. During my time at SIUC, I would work as a paralegal when I wasn’t studying or in class and would travel home every other weekend to work on Saturdays at my firm. I decided I didn’t want to wait any longer to begin my career, so I graduated early and received my Juris Doctorate in December 2021.
I had a front row seat to effective client advocacy and negotiating before I even stepped foot in a law school classroom. My work as a paralegal allowed me to develop and hone in the skills necessary to be a great attorney. For me, personal, honest, and respectful communication with my clients is of utmost importance. This type of communication is essential for favorable experiences and prosperous results.
When I’m not in the office, I’m spending time with my fiancé, Justin (who is also an attorney), and our 3 dogs: Nova, Daisy, and Lyla. On the weekends, you can find us at the golf course, the lake, or cheering on our favorite teams: Illini, Cardinals, Rams, and Blues.