Elected Experience: President of college parliamentary debate team, president of sailing club.
Other Professional Experience: Engineering: Tooling Engineer at Electroimpact, Mukilteo, WA. Energy Engineer implementing state incentive programs for green building technology, Clifton Park, NY; Educator: Math and Physics Instructor at Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle; Math, Science, and Philosophy Teacher at The Attic Learning Community in Woodinville, WA.
Education: Graduate of Union College, Schenectady, NY: BA-Philosophy, 2009; BS-Mechanical Engineering, 2009; MS-Engineering and Management Systems, 2011.
Community Service: Volunteer at after-school homework program for low-income students. Participant in Breast Cancer Awareness walk-a-thon.
Statement: As a math teacher, I work every day to build lifelong positive outcomes for children. As an engineer, I have honed my skills as a problem solver and an independent thinker.
We live in bitterly divided times, yet I have faith that we all share the same goal of a prosperous and fair state, where our children are well educated and everyone’s rights are upheld. We don’t have to settle for perpetual gridlock. I’ve heard from so many of you around the district and, overwhelmingly, the message is clear: We need effective, practical, fiscally responsible solutions. And we need them now.
As a senator, I will bring the compassion and understanding of a teacher and the logical, analytical mind of an engineer. I will seek out good ideas no matter where they come from, and I don't care who gets the credit.
I pledge to work hard with the rest of the legislature to design the lasting solutions we so desperately need. I will never cater to big donors or special interests. I will represent only you, the sensible majority. I will always listen, and I will make sure your voice is heard. I humbly ask for your vote.