I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Louisiana Tech University in 2005 and my Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina in 2008. Following law school, I practiced as a civil litigator in Chicago and New Orleans, during the course of which I maintained a winning record after 50+ civil jury trials.
My career transitioned in 2016 when I was selected to serve as an Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellow. For the next year, I conducted a comparative analysis of medical negligence and healthcare risk management in the United States and Germany with the goal of identifying policies and procedures that promote public health, decrease medical negligence, and fairly adjudicate medical malpractice claims.
I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Passau in Germany, where I continue my comparative research with the goal identifying and developing policies that prevent and fairly resolve medical malpractice claims.