I was one of those kids who was always babysitting and working summers as a camp counselor as soon as I was old enough for CPR training. Children are my favorite force of nature, and children's and family's relationships with the law have always been a focus of my life well before I started my own family. I started out my professional life as a paralegal, copy editor, and writer before deciding that law school would be the best place to to develop skills that could directly benefit children and the families who nurture them. Through the Civitas ChildLaw Center and ChildLaw Clinic at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, I developed my skills in working with families and children in conjunction with the courts. Following law school I continue to use my old but far from dusty writing and editing skills along with my legal education to assist clients and fellow attorneys in litigation and appeals in domestic relations, child protection, and parentage cases, as well as federal cases brought under the Hague Convention. When I'm not working I spend time with my partner and our children, who have all taught me much about the resilience of family through divorce.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago Illinois
Juris Doctor, 2014
Certificate in Child & Family Law
Certificate in Trial Advocacy
Junior Editor, Children's Legal Rights Journal 2012-2013
Assistant Symposium Editor, Children's Legal Rights Journal 2013-2014
Certificate in Divorce Mediation, 2017
- Northern District of Illinois
- American Bar Association, Member
- Member of the Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections
- Member of the International Law (Family Law Section) and Mediation (ADR Section) Committees
- Illinois State Bar Association, Member
- Hague Convention Attorney Network, Member
- Are Juvenile Gang Members Victims of Labor Trafficking?, 35 CHILD. LEGAL RTS. J. 163 (2015). Available at: http://lawecommons.luc.edu/clrj/vol35/iss2/4.