The University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa

Juris Doctor
  • Graduated in May 2020
    • Received the Boyd Service Award with High Honors
  • Journal: Iowa Law Review, Articles Editor, Volume 105; Student Writer, Volume 104
  • Activities: Pro Bono Society, Member; Organization of Women Law Students and Staff, Member; Career Services Office, Peer Advisor; London Law Program, 2018-19 Participant; The Celi-Yaks Club, Member

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication and Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Majors: News-Internet and English writing
  • Graduated summa cum laude, 2014
  • Studied abroad in Turkey


Wisconsin State Public Defender, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Assistant State Public Defender, September 2020-Present

Federal Public Defender for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Legal Extern, January 2020-May 2020
  • Draft motions and memoranda for cases regarding child pornography, drugs, and firearms
  • Visit Linn County Correctional Center to interview clients and provide case updates

American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas, Overland Park, Kansas

Bonney Legal Fellow, June 2019-July 2019
  • Interview prospective clients and investigate potential cases
  • Write memoranda on cases furthering the ACLU’s three campaigns
  • Assist Legal Director and Staff Attorney in crafting legal strategy for trials
  • Analyze and catalog documents as part of discovery process

Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, Minnesota

Legal Extern, General Counsel’s Office, June 2018-August 2018
  • Wrote memoranda on contested cases regarding foster care and daycare licensure
  • Wrote the final order in a contested case on behalf of the Commissioner of Human Services
  • Researched state and federal statues to improve agency rulemaking procedures

Iowa Legal Aid, Iowa City, Iowa

Pro Bono Research Assistant, September 2017-May 2018
  • Researched relevant statutes and cases using Lexis and Westlaw
  • Wrote memoranda on a variety of legal issues, including landlord-tenant law and healthcare law

Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa

Communications Coordinator, January 2015-July 2017
  • Wrote and edited SCI email newsletters
  • Created and coordinated social media campaigns
  • Filmed, produced and edited promotional and educational videos
  • Wrote, reported, edited and managed SCI blog content
Communications Assistant, May 2014-December 2014
  • Created and posted updates for the SCI website, blog and e-newsletters
  • Produced and edited instructional videos for science teachers across Iowa
  • Expanded SCI’s web presence through social media

The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa

Sports News Assistant, July 2014-January 2015
  • Wrote, edited, fact-checked and formatted content for The Register’s sports section
Freelance Sports Writer, December 2012-Present
  • Write stories about intercollegiate and high school athletics

The Times-Delphic, Des Moines, Iowa

Editor-in-Chief, May 2013-May 2014
  • Oversaw all aspects of a semiweekly, student-produced publication
  • Managed a newsroom staff of 14
  • Established a cohesive voice for the publication
Sports Editor, May 2012-May 2013
  • Oversaw a semiweekly publication’s sports section
  • Coordinated story assignment with staff writers
  • Copy edited stories using AP Style
Photo Editor, February 2012-May 2012
  • Developed concepts and produced photos for all editions
  • Selected and coordinated photos for the print edition and website
  • Edited photos using Adobe Photoshop
  • Contacted staff photographers weekly with photo budgets
Staff Writer/Columnist, August 2011-May 2014
  • Wrote sports stories about Drake University athletics
  • Wrote news stories about campus-related events and organizations
  • Wrote columns about Drake’s culture and community

The Observer, DeWitt, Iowa

Staff Reporter/Columnist, June 2013-August 2013
  • Reported and wrote news stories about local events, meetings and groups
  • Wrote profiles about Clinton County residents
  • Wrote columns about DeWitt’s culture and community
  • State of Wisconsin, 2020
  • Hobbies and interests: reading memoirs, playing and watching tennis, running, international travel

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