I pursued my undergraduate degree at Ohio State University. I was a resident advisor, a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, and a member of the Women’s Glee Club. While at Ohio State, I was able to sing in various places throughout the United States and had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in three years and used the fourth year to intern at the Ohio State Bar Foundation. At the Bar Foundation, I was able to work on various charitable endeavors throughout the community.
Iattended Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where she earned a J.D. with an education concentration in children and family law. While at Capital, I worked for the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy, interned with the Durham County Attorney for the Department of Social Services and worked as a hearing officer for Franklin County’s Teen Court Program. I also competed on the school’s Children and Family Moot Court team.
After graduating from Law School, I moved to Charlotte and opened a private practice focusing in indigent criminal defense, juvenile delinquency, and child welfare. Shortly thereafter, I was hired on as the Mental Health Attorney on the Children’s Defense team at the Council for Children’s Rights. While in that role, I represented hundreds of child clients in mental health and delinquency proceedings.
When I not working, I serve as the chair for the Young Lawyer’s Division of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Wills for Heroes project which drafts estate planning documents for first responders. I have also previously served as the co-chair for the Bar Association’s Project Grace, a project helping elderly, low income people with estate planning documents. I enjoy hiking, running, traveling, spending time at the beach, and throwing tennis balls to my shih tzu, Daisy.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Child Welfare Law Specialist||NACC||2018|
|Associate Attorney||Arnold & Smith, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Mental Health Attorney||Council For Children's Rights||2013 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina State Bar||2010 - Present|
|Capital University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Ohio State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|National Wells Conference||Child Welfare||2016|
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