I was born in Gainesville, Florida and grew up in Rome, Georgia. I attended Darlington School, a private day/boarding school located in Rome. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, graduating summa cum laude, with a B.A. in History. I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2006 and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.
I have one sister , Paige, and a half-brother, Kevin. My mother is the director of student support services at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. My father is a physician.