- Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
- Role: Legislative assistant to Tennessee Sara Kyle
- Years of legislative service: Eight
“I want to positively affect the lives I encounter through policy.”
Why did you choose to work at the Legislature?
I want to positively affect the lives I encounter through policy or having a behind-the-scenes influence in crafting policy.
What skill or talent are you most proud of?
I possess an eidetic memory, sometimes retaining a treasure chest of important information.
What’s the best advice you were ever given?
The only regrets in life are chances we never take.
Who or what inspires you?
My supervisor, Sen. Sara Kyle. She always finds silver linings and makes new friendships wherever she goes.
What’s one thing you love about your state?
I love this state’s rich history, the new roots I am adding to it, and the football culture.
What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?
"The Memoirs of a Balkan Diplomatist,” by Cedomilj Mijatovic.
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