I earned my Master of Public Administration from my alma mater in 2009 while waiting tables downtown and then attended UNH Law to become an attorney when the Post-9/11 GI Bill went into effect that fall semester. Upon graduating in 2012, I returned to Flatbread and helped organize Portsmouth's "Welcome Home" End of the Iraq War Parade while successfully studying for the bar exam. After the 2012 election, I accepted a position as the Congressional District's Veterans Liaison and then Outreach Director.
As a Congressional Staffer in 2014, I strongly encouraged Congresswoman Shea-Porter to vote against limited measures to send only the same one percent of Americans to fight against the Islamic State. I thanked the Congresswoman the day after she voted against arming the Syrian rebels and accepted a position at the Army Labs outside of Boston that researches and develops everything soldiers wear, carry, and eat. I currently do tech transfer in addition to serving as the labs' Congressional Liaison.
After an unsuccessful bid for City Council in 2013, I was elected to the City Council in 2015. As a City Councilor, I championed numerous successful initiatives such expanding the All Veterans Tax Credit, municipal campaign finance reform, and Portsmouth becoming the first City in New Hampshire to have a curbside composting pilot program. I currently serve as the Chair of the Renewable Energy Committee, am a member of the Sustainability Committee, and the City Council's Veterans Liaison.
I am often seen walking my dog downtown.