I was born in Kansas City, Kan. and raised in Wichita, Kan. I am a fifth generation Kansan and settled in Overland Park eleven years ago. I am married to my high school sweetheart and the mother to three sons, ages 9, 6, and 2.
I attended Kansas State University where I received the Harry S Truman Scholarship, awarded annually to one Kansas college student with a demonstrated commitment to public service. Using these scholarship funds, I was able to earn my Master’s degree at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs.
Education Advocacy Fellow, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2018 to 2019
Participant in inaugural cohort of parents and professionals co-learning about education policy.
Tobacco Action Committee Chair, HealthyKC, 2013 to 2017
Collaborative effort raised the age of sale for tobacco products to 21 in 24 area communities.
NextGen Leader, Kansas City Business Journal, 2016
Selected as one of 25 emerging leaders influencing KC.
Health Equity Champion, Black Health Care Coalition, 2016
Awarded annually to someone who has advanced the health of KC’s African-American residents.
Drug and Alcoholism Council of Johnson County, 2015 to 2017
Reviews and approves funding from the Johnson County, KS Special Alcohol Tax Fund.
Centurions Leadership Program, KC Chamber, 2011 to 2013
Two-year program focused on service, leadership, and continual education.
Emerging Leader in Health Philanthropy, Grantmakers in Health, 2014
Nominated and selected for professional development institute of national association.
9625 Linden St
Overland Park, KS 66207