Bachelor in Print Journalism and Political Science, University Nevada, Reno, 1995.
Intern Reno Gazette-Journal, Gannett Newspapers, 1993-1995, feature writer, 1995-1996, police reporter, 1996-1998, education reporter, 1998—2000, legislation reporter, 2000—2001, assistant opinion editor, 2001—2002. Congressional fellow American Political Science Association, 2002—2003. With Office of Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington, since 2003.
Reporting fellow Knight Center for Journalists, College Park, Maryland, 1998.
Volunteer, Salvation Army, Reno, 1997. Career Day speaker Washoe County Schools, Nevada, since 1997. Coordinator Make Time for Kids Volumes, since 1999.
Member of Soroptimists International.