University of Richmond. University of Virginia School of Law.
She represents the 71st district, made up of parts of the city of Richmond and Henrico County. As a DNC member, she was a superdelegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Since 2006 she has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. As a vice chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia, she is the highest ranking party officer of the gender opposite the party chair, and therefore automatically a member of the Democratic National Committee.