City: Cheney, Washington
Education: Graduated from North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington. She attended Spokane Falls Community College and earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Eastern Washington University. Earned masters degree in paleontology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Work experience: She worked at the Museum of Geology in Rapid City, South Dakota, and was a field technician for a private paleontology company in Colorado. She’s currently the dinosaur paleontology instructor at SFCC.
Political experience: Has served as a Democratic precinct committee officer.
Family: Married. Has two children.