Where are you from?
Southwest Missouri & Southeast Iowa
When did you join ArchCity Defenders? Why?
January 2017. I joined ACD because I previously felt limited in my ability to challenge and change conditions created by the systems that criminalize poverty. I wanted more tools and a different approach to dismantle those systems of power.
What is your background (work and education)?
BA, Political Science, BA, Religious Studies, BJ, News-Editorial Sequence, magna cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 2003
Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law in May 2006
Staff Attorney in the Housing Law Program at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri from August 2006 – January 2017.
What do you do at ArchCity Defenders?
Director of Advocacy.
What words would you use to describe ArchCity Defenders?
Tireless. Fearless. Selfless.
Favorite client memory/win you’ve had?
All of them. Spending time with clients is what keeps me going.
Fun/personal fact you want to share.
I’m a certified yoga teacher.