Bachelor of Science in Government and Politics, University of Maryland- College Park Juris Doctor from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Since serving as a volunteer in the Clinton-Gore White House, I have always been passionate about public service. As a current prosecutor, former legislative aide in Annapolis, and longtime Democratic activist, I have the experience necessary to achieve meaningful legislative action on the County Council. Working in juvenile justice in Baltimore City, I have seen countless shattered lives. I have witnessed young men and women who grew up with multiple generations of family members whose lives were predominated by periods of unemployment and incarceration, or punctuated by untimely deaths. These experiences have helped shape my desire for criminal justice reform. Elected to the Howard County Democratic Central Committee in 2014, I have partnered with others to help support real change to our community, including fighting to bring public financing to elections. As a member of the committee, I have voted in support of legislation banning conversion therapy. During my tenure as a legislative aide in Annapolis, I have had responsibility over a diverse legislative portfolio, from beginning the process of implementing phased retirement to reducing exposure to lead. If selected to serve on the Howard County Council, my experience shepherding legislation, working with stakeholders, bill drafters, and members of the community will help make me ready to serve on day one.