National Certified Guardian (2014)

Member (Inactive), Oregon Bar Association (admitted in 2009)



University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR (2001-2004); Juris Doctorate-May 2004

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA (1995-1998); Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)-May 1998

Lorenzo de Medici Institute, Florence, Italy (Spring Semester 1997)

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (1994-1995)



Temporary Case Management Assistant at Multnomah County Department of Aging, Disability and Veterans Services, Portland, OR (January 2015-Present)

▪ Assist case managers in assessing eligibility for various public benefits and assist clients with obtaining home health care worker, Lifeline and certified registered nurse referrals


Attorney at Wyse Kadish, LLP, Portland, OR (2008-2012)-Family Law and Civil Litigation Practice Groups

▪ Conducted and defended depositions

▪ Conducted legal research and prepared memoranda

▪ Advocated for clients in pre-trial conferences, settlement conferences, hearings and trials.


Attorney/Law Clerk at Brayton & Purcell, LLP, Novato, CA and Portland, OR (2007-2008)-Complex Asbestos Litigation Practice Group

▪ Prepared and argued motions for summary judgment

▪ Conducted and defended depositions

▪ Conducted videotaped direct testimony of terminally-ill clients for use at trial


Support Counselor for Special Needs Foster Children at Homes For Kids, Santa Cruz, CA (2006)

▪ Provided therapeutic support for foster children and their families

▪ Accompanied foster children to appointments

▪ Planned and supervised children at community activities


Elections Clerk at Santa Cruz County Elections Dept, Santa Cruz, CA (2004-2006)

▪ Recruited, scheduled and trained poll-workers to staff elections at local polling places, performed various administrative tasks using the EIMS database and calculating payroll.


Law Clerk/Third-Year Certified Law Student at Lane County Legal Aid Domestic Violence Clinic, Eugene, OR (2002-2003)

▪ Represented domestic violence victims in contested stalking and restraining order matters,

as well as child custody modifications and marital dissolutions.


Residential Counselor at Above the Line Group Home, Corralitos, CA (1999-2000)

▪ Coordinated and facilitated daily activities for residents (formerly homeless teenagers, ages 13 to 18)

▪ Taught life skills to residents

▪ Set boundaries and encouraged behaviors consistent with the residents’ individual treatment plans


Residential Counselor at Salvation Army White Shield Center, Portland, OR (1998-1999)

▪ Coordinated the daily activities of residents (pregnant and parenting teen moms)

▪ Taught life and parenting skills

▪ Set boundaries and encouraged behaviors aimed at helping residents transition to independent living



  • Minds Matter Mentor, Portland, OR: Mentored a Grant high school student each Saturday from her sophomore through senior year at Self Enhancement Inc.
  • Intake Interviewer at St. Andrew Legal Clinic, Portland, OR: Conducted intake interviews of potential clients seeking sliding-scale legal representation for family law matters; Award: “2011 Volunteer of the Year”
  • Member, 2011 and 2012 St. Andrew “Race for Justice” Planning Committees:  Planned the logistics associated with this 5k fundraiser, recruited participants and raised funds
  • Attorney for Children, Portland, OR: Represented children pro bono in contested family law cases in Multnomah County Circuit Court through a program run by Judge Susan Svetkey
  • Washington County Volunteer Mediator, Portland, OR: Completed a 40-hour mediation training program through Washington County Circuit Court, then volunteered as a mediator in the court’s small claims department
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Section “Service to the Public” Committee; Planned various community events, including Community Law Week.  Recipient of “Outstanding Service on the Service to the Public Committee”-June, 2011
  • Volunteer Jury Member, Classroom Law Project, 2009