I received a master’s degree in public policy from The Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies in 1997, and a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1995, with high honors. I graduated from Perry Hall High School in 1991.
I worked for 15 years in the transportation industry, holding senior positions in the federal and state governments, including the position of Chief of Staff at the Maryland Department of Transportation. I resigned my position at the Federal Highway Administration upon announcing my candidacy for the Baltimore County Council. Since 2010, I have worked as a consultant and an educator, serving as an adjunct instructor at Loyola University Maryland.