Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2012

Born March 1, 1979, in Lincoln.

Education: Graduate of Palmyra High School, 1997; Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2001; University of Michigan (M.S.W.), 2005.

Occupation: Social worker; instructor

Member: National Association of Social Workers, Nebraska Chapter (secretary); executive committee, Lincoln/Lancaster County Human Services Committee (secretary);  member, President’s Board of Advisors, Nebraska Wesleyan University; Palmyra Presbyterian Church; First Plymouth United Church of Christ; Lincoln Young Professionals Group.

Former member: Emerson National Hunger Fellow, 2001-02.