I was born and raised in a small town in Ohio, moving back and forth between Arizona and Ohio throughout high school. I fell in love with Arizona and decided to stay to attend college at Arizona State University, where I studied Justice Studies and Business. I became involved with the State Capital Post-Conviction Defender’s Office during my senior year, and worked as a legal assistant for the office while studying for the LSAT and writing personal statements. I am currently a first-year law student with no idea what direction I’m headed. I had originally planned on going into contract law, but found death penalty work absolutely fascinating.
Aside from my studies, I am involved in the Women’s Law Student Association, a research cluster on “smart dust,” and remain a volunteer at the Capital Post-Conviction Defender’s Office. In my spare time, I enjoy playing frisbee with my dogs (an Australian Shepherd mix named Aspen and a St. Bernard named Lexi), cooking, skyping with my three year-old nephew Landon, and spending time with friends and family. I am looking forward to discovering my passion in the next 2 1/2 years and am excited at the opportunities the future holds.