I graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2005 with a B.A. in Spanish and Psychology. My interest in serving indigent and underrepresented communities led me to the San Francisco Public Defender's Office, where I worked as a Paralegal from 2005 to 2008. Seeing the obstacles facing our clients, I realized I wanted to become a lawyer and develop a holistic approach to legal advocacy. In 2011, I graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. I have been in private practice ever since, serving clients and providing trial support to attorneys throughout the Bay Area. Next spring (2015), I will be relocating to Seattle. I look forward to learning the law in a new jurisdiction and expanding my federal practice as well.