I am a Des Moines native and returned to Iowa to begin my legal practice because I am passionate about this community and the people who live in it. I am actively involved in Food & Agribusiness, Environmental Law, Litigation, Government Affairs and Business Transactions. As an Associate at BrownWinick, I have the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients each with distinct goals.
Although I am new to the practice of law, I have been building skills related to my practice areas from diverse experiences in Iowa, across the country, and around the world. I am eager to serve clients as a trusted advocate by listening to their needs, framing their issues, and ultimately equipping them with creative strategies and practical solutions to move forward on a path to success.
More About Me
I graduated from Chapman University in Orange, California in 2013, receiving my B.F.A. cum laude. In 2015, after conducting research throughout Mexico, I received my M.A. from Central European University.
I returned to Iowa for my legal education, receiving my J.D. with high honors from Drake University Law School in 2019. At Drake Law, I graduated with certificates in Environmental and Sustainability Law, Food and Agricultural Law, and Legislative Practice. I am a member of the Order of the Coif.
While at Drake, I served as Managing Editor of the Drake Law Review. During my third year of law school, I competed for my second time in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, where I was awarded Best Brief Overall out of 56 law schools. In 2019, I was one of ten graduating students to receive the award of Order of the Barristers for outstanding oral advocacy. I was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2019.
Prior to joining the BrownWinick law firm as an associate, I was an extern with the Iowa Supreme Court, an intern with the Iowa Senate, and a Research Assistant for Professor Bob Rigg. I also spent time in Boston, Massachusetts, where I interned with Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic.
- Business & Corporate Law
- Nonprofit Organization
Food & Agribusiness
- Grapes & Vines
- Food & Beverage
- Hospitality & Restaurants
Government & Regulatory
- Administrative Law
- Appellate Advocacy
Real Estate, Construction & Environmental
- Environmental Matters
- Land Use, Planning & Zoning