- Hometown: Indianapolis
- Role: Co-manager of the Office of Census Data in Indiana’s Legislative Services Agency
- Years of legislative service: 10
“I’m good at dissecting large projects into organized steps, and I have an incredible (stubborn) determination to achieve goals.”
Why did you choose to work at the Legislature?
I wanted to put my GIS/cartography background to good use in my community.
What skill or talent are you most proud of?
I’m good at dissecting large projects into organized steps, and I have an incredible (stubborn) determination to achieve goals.
What’s the best advice you were ever given?
“You survived redistricting, you can survive anything!” or, regarding parenting, “You aren’t doing anything wrong, it’s just that hard sometimes.”
Who or what inspires you?
My children, aunt, grandmother and my best friend
What’s one thing you love about your state?
I love how friendly Hoosiers are, our many quaint small towns and our beautiful state parks.
What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?
I like reading about Greek mythology, Tudor England and alternate story lines for Disney villains. I’m currently listening to “The Fellowship of the Ring” audiobook. I like to listen to hard rock/metal music. I am currently watching “The Witcher,” “Yellowstone” and “Call the Midwife.”
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