Bachelor, Bradley University, 1994. Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1997.
Legislation correspondent, special project assistant to Senator Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey, 1995—1999. Legislation assistant to representative Frank Pallene, 1999. Budget analyst United States Senate Budget Committee, 2000.
Professional staff member United States Senate Appropriations Committee, 2001—2007, majority staff director, commerce, justice, science and related agencies subcommittee, since 2007.
Married Josh Batkin; children: William Batkin, Henry Batkin.