I’m a native Floridian, raised in Starke and Tallahassee, who loves the state we all call home. My brothers and I were raised in a Catholic household by a single mother who worked multiple jobs to provide for us. Because of her example, I’ve always understood the meaning of a hard day’s work. I went to public schools in Tallahassee before attending Tallahassee Community College and double majoring in political and social science at Florida State University, graduating in 2007.
Through my life experiences, I know the power of a good public education and why we need to do more to support working Floridians and their families.
After my education, I dedicated my career to giving back and making a difference in the non-profit sector. I’ve worked for the People for the American Way Foundation, the Service Employees International Union, the League of Conservation Voters, and currently with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. I’ve also served on the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence’s Young Professionals Board and am a member of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus.
My career reflects my values. I believe we need to empower young people, expand healthcare access, protect our environment and tackle climate change, ensure equality for all, and keep our communities safe from gun violence.
So many Floridians are struggling right now and their needs aren’t being represented in Tallahassee. That’s why I’m running for State Representative. Our community needs better jobs, expanded healthcare, a refocus on our public education system, and continued commitment to our pristine beaches, coastal waterways, and local parks. As your State Representative, I’m committed to putting you first and placing your needs above corporate interests.
Together, we’ll build up our community – and take on those who seek to divide us.
I live in Jacksonville, about five minutes from the beaches, with my husband Phillip, and our four dachshunds – Dexter, Dirk, Lady and Max. We chose Jacksonville to be our forever home after falling in love with the people, small businesses, beaches, and sense of community. Phillip and I were married in 2019 and are on a waiting list to adopt our first child. You can also find me spending time at the beach, playing golf and tennis, and going for a run. Reach out and say hello! I want to hear your hopes, dreams, and concerns for the future.