Some quick background information
I grew up in Arlington, Virginia and attended Mount Olivet UMC throughout my life. I played clarinet in the marching band in high school and swam on the swim team. I was an active member of the youth group at Mount Olivet and participated in multiple mission trips throughout middle and high school. I graduated from Smith College in 2011 with a degree in history and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. I moved to Philadelphia in August of 2011 and spent one year living and working in Philadelphia trying to figure out my next step.
I currently live in Washington, D.C. and recently graduated from American University Washington College of Law. Prior to attending law school, I served as a Young Adult Missionary with the United Methodist Church for 3 years. I lived in Dallas, Texas for 18 months and worked at the Workers Defense Project. I was a workers rights advocate and outreach coordinator. Prior to this placement, I served at the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants for 18 months in Hong Kong. I worked a research and advocacy intern. I experienced a wide variety of cultures, foods and adventures in Hong Kong, and I am excited to live in a new place and continue this learning process.