Born in the Midwest, my family moved to Montana when I was in seventh grade. Coming from a rural community, North Middle school seemed huge and overwhelming to my twin sister and me. But our school and community made us feel welcome.
I graduated from CMR High School and then earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from MSU-Bozeman. I went on to get my Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Thanks to my education, I now work as a scientist in Montana.
My husband, Troy and I, are raising our two kids in Great Falls, and we make efforts to give back to our community. I appreciate all the opportunities I've had, and I want to be of service to my hometown. I volunteer for voter outreach, child advocacy, and more.
As a scientific researcher, I consider all aspects of complex issues to find solutions to problems. As a mother and wife, I understand the decisions legislators make have a real impact on families. I hope to use my education, professional and personal experiences to support our community and provide more opportunity.
Doctorate (Ph.D.), Organic Chemistry
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
High School Diploma
CM Russel High School, Great Falls, MT
2020 - present
2011 - 2020
MSU - Bozeman
2010 - 2011
Research Assistant / Graduate Student
UW - Seattle
Great Falls Community Action Organizer: 2017 to present
Great Falls Rising Board Member: 2018 to present
Precinct Person, Cascade County Democratic Central Committee: 2019 to present
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA): 2019 to present
Great Falls Chapter Leader, Moms Demand Action for GunSense in America: 2019 to present