I am a native Atlantan who learned early the importance of service to others and to community. From child advocacy to education to free legal services for low-income Atlantans, I have been part of the force to make our city great.
After graduating from the Westminster Schools and the University of Virginia, I taught elementary school and worked for Georgia CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). I understand first-hand how vital a good education is to a child’s future, that child’s family, and community. Like children, strong, resilient cities grow over generations, they are not built overnight.
After earning a law degree from Emory University School of Law, I clerked for the federal district court and practiced law at Sutherland Asbill for 12 years.
I have held multiple board and leadership positions in the community and professionally:
- - Chair of the Morningside Elementary School's Local School Council.
- - Representative on the Grady Cluster Planning Committee.
- - Board member of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, serving on the executive committee for several years.
- - Leadership positions with the State Bar, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, and Atlanta Legal Aid.
- - Graduate of Leadership Georgia.
In 2012, my sister and I co-founded Rimidi, a start-up company that develops technology to transform healthcare delivery and reduce healthcare disparities.
I have lived in Morningside for 17 years with my husband Matt. We have four daughters, who have attended Atlanta Public Schools and Paideia. I am a long time member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, where I volunteer with the food ministry. I have done pro bono work through Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Atlanta Legal Aid, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Georgia Legal Services, and Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.
I am an entrepreneur, lawyer, advocate, and mother who will roll up my sleeves and get to work for you on the Atlanta City Council.