I graduated from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I served at two community-based projects while enrolled in the national social service organization, AMERICORPS. I then pursued my law degree at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore.

I’ve worked in Manhattan for the U.S. Department of Justice and in private practice in Connecticut. I represented my first Social Security claimant in 2001, and was immediately engaged by the personal aspects of the representation and the technical nature of the claim.

I launched my own law practice in Spring 2011. Everyday I get to work with people from all walks of life as I help them access their benefits. It’s been an incredible journey, and I thank everyone who was a part of it.

In my free time, I enjoy exploring all that Northern California has to offer, from the culinary and performance arts scenes, to all the great places to absorb its history and natural beauty. I enjoy hiking and spending time with my husband Andrew.