Bachelor magna cum laude in Political Science and History, State University of New York, Albany, 1994. Master in Public Policy, Georgetown University, Washington, 1999.
Staff assistant to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Senate, 1994—1995. Legislation assistant to Republican Sam Gejdenson United States House of Representatives, 1995—1999, legislation director to Republican Steve Israel, 2001—2003, chief of staff to Republican Chris Murphy, since 2009. Appointee United States Department Labor, 1999—2001.
Senior counsel public affairs General Communication Incorporation Group, 2001. Vice president legislation affairs, chief lobbyist Mortgage Bankers Association, Washington, 2004—2009. Affiliated assistant professor Georgetown Public Policy Institute.