Biography

Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2012; re-elected 2016

Born Sept. 24, 1981, in Omaha.

Education: Graduate of Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart High School, 1999; Smith College (B.A.), 2003; Loyola University of Chicago School of Law (J.D.), 2008.

Family: Married Doug Schroder, Oct. 16, 2015.

Occupation: Freelance grant writing specialist

Former: Development director, OneWorld Community Health Centers and staff attorney, Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition.

Member: Leadership Nebraska; board, Omaha Public Schools Foundation; executive committee, National Conference of State Legislatures; advisory board, New Leaders Council Omaha; CHI Health Metro Community Board; steering committee co-chair, Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development, Council of State Governments; executive committee, Midwestern Legislative Conference, Council of State Governments; UNO-UNMC Transition Advisory Council; advisory board, Child Health Research Institute; co-chair, 2019 Heat the Streets Run & Walk for Warmth.

Honors and awards: 2018-19 Women in Government Leadership Program, Governing Institute; 2018 Health Center Advocate of the Year; 2016 IBEW Richard Nolan Memorial Service Award; 2016 NeHII HIT Visionary Award; 2015 Healthy Homes Star Award, Healthy Kids Alliance; 2015 Milo Mumgaard Emerging Leader Award, Nebraska Appleseed; 2014 40 Under 40 Award, Midlands Business Journal; 2012 Eleanor Roosevelt Rising Star Award, Douglas County Democratic Party.