I am an avid outdoorswoman who mountain bikes, skis, hikes, camps, and photographs the incredible landscapes and wildlife of Wyoming. Wyoming’s beautiful country is why I will never leave this great state.
I am the product of a working-class family who struggled to make ends meet. I know what it’s like to work paycheck to paycheck, be sick without health insurance, and feel stuck in poverty with little opportunity to get ahead.
Women face specific challenges in Wyoming. We are far more likely to be minimum wage earners and far less likely to have access to healthcare. The gender pay gap, domestic violence, inadequate childcare, and a lack of political representation are all issues I will work to fight against.
As the Executive Director of Albany County for Proper Policing, I have had the privilege of listening to my neighbors in Albany County on what issues and solutions they see in policing, mental health services, and local government. Following the lead of our community, ACoPP pushed out the good ol' boys who refused to be transparent and hold themselves accountable.
I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Wyoming and published research during my first term. During my time at the University, I was an invited speaker, instructor, and board member for an organization aimed at improving science communication. My formal education has been tremendously helpful in presenting information to my colleagues in Cheyenne to enact policy that works for the people of Wyoming.
As an educated, 32-year-old woman, I understand millennial issues. We’re highly educated, economically insecure, and have a lot of student loan debt. Being a young woman, I also know what it's like to face the uncertain future of employment in Wyoming. To continue serving you, I have created my own employment opportunities to ensure I have the time to work towards your concerns.