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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 which time, 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 and lecturer at the University of Passau law school in Germany, where I teach courses in U.S. civil procedure, legal research and writing, and health law, and continue my comparative health law research. I also maintain my health law practice at my New Orleans area law firm, Burglass Tankersley.