wife, mother, VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE Graduate, Foster Mom, Public Defender, CHILD ADVOCATE, Delegate

I was born and raised in Petersburg, Virginia before moving to Woodbridge.

When I was growing up, my grandmother always said, “If you have it, you have to give it.” Those words stuck with me when I was at the Virginia Military Institute, they were the reason I served as a foster parent, and they are a guiding principle I have lived by as a public defender, attorney, and a Delegate.

Giving back has been, and must continue to be, the foundation of Virginia. That is why I’ve made it my life’s work to serve my community.

I know the deck seems stacked against us. Sometimes it seems like politicians prefer gridlock over results. But every time I look my kids in the eyes or go to work defending the rights of people who often have no voice, I know we must fight for a fairer, stronger, and more just Virginia.