I was born in Dallas, raised in Rockwall, and fell in love with this area when I got my start at Collin College. I moved on to get my master’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University- Commerce. I became a conservatorship worker at Child Protective Services and an adjunct professor at Collin College.
I continued my advocacy for children in the foster care system by becoming a court appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer where I continued to fight for the best outcomes for families.
Witnessing the highs and lows of the foster care system changed my life. It was a real education in how decisions made in Austin profoundly impact individuals. The child welfare system is a microcosm of so much else happening in the state. It illuminates how we support, or do not support families, particularly those on the margins.
I am married to the love of my life, Matthew, who is an electrical engineer in space sciences. I am currently a stay-at-home mother to two loving, beautiful, clever, and spirited children.
For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about politics, current events, and policy. I take seriously the responsibilities of citizenship and spend my spare time studying constitutional law. I have a deep respect for the text and the protections it guarantees. I am committed to the endurance of the US Constitution and am against all efforts to tamper with it through a convention of states.
My goal is very simple. I want to serve Texans and do right by them. I’m worried about the toxic political environment we’re in and I want to work across the aisle to improve the lives of Texans.