I grew up as part of a big family in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago and I was interested in politics from a young age. I studied Political Science and Economics at Loyola University Chicago, and after graduating, I worked briefly as an intern in the House of Representatives which further kindled my passion for politics and public service.
After my time as an intern, I worked as an Executive Assistant and Legislative Associate at a small, DC-based government relations consulting firm specializing in state government executive-level lobbying. I gained crucial administrative skills and substantive policy knowledge, but ultimately felt a desire to contribute my work to an organization more in line with my own values.
I was driven to Common Cause by their strong commitment to equity and their mission to make our elections freer and fairer. I believe big -special interests have too much influence on our democracy, and I hope by working at Common Cause I can contribute to putting power back in the hands of the people.