Bachelor, Harvard University. Juris Doctor, Harvard University.
Law clerk for Honorary J. Michael Luttig United States Court Appeals (4th circuit). Law clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia United States Supreme Court. Policy advisor 2000 Presidential Campaign, Austin, Texas.
Special assistant to president, Office of Chief of Staff The White House, Washington, 2001—2003, assistant to President, deputy chief of staff for policy, 2006—2009. Deputy director Office Management & Budget Executive Office of the President, 2003—2006. Artillery officer United States Marine Corps.