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Additional Facts

  • I was a performer for the Blue Man Group
  • I had a desert tortoise named Millie.
  • I was raised Buddhist in Dayton, Ohio.
  • I am the child of a formerly incarcerated parent.
  • I come from a long line of educators and artists.
  • I love the process of growth, no matter how painful it gets.

What steps did you take to get to where you are now?

I decided to go to boarding school when I was 12. I didn’t come from an affluent background where this was common. I just saw that some kids from the school at which my mom taught were able to go and I wanted to try it. After receiving a full-ride I found myself in a car with my then-divorced parents and my belongings on route from Dayton, Ohio to Newport, RI armed with nothing more than determination. In four years I went from culture shocked freshman to student body president my senior year.

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Timeline

  1. 2010
  2. 2011
    • Attended Fashion Law Institute symposium at Fordham University Law School Realized this would be my focus going forward
    • Awarded Miriam Rooney Memorial Fund grant for outstanding women students at Catholic University
    • study abroad in Rome, Italy with focus on environmental and human rights law.
    • Interned for a federal judge. Wrote a decision pertaining to Copyright law that became precedent.
    • Interned for Liz Robbins and Associates. Firm was hired to enact legislation that would provide anti-piracy protection for fashion designs.
    • Joined Fashion Law Week as a volunteer and soon became a board member.
  3. 2012
  4. 2013
    • Organized 3rd Annual Fashion Law Week
    • Graduated Law School
    • Moved to New York!
    • Began working as a Design Associate at Room and Board Furniture
  5. 2014
    • Passed NY Bar Exam
    • Began consulting for artists and entrepreneurs
    • Joined So:Harlem Creative Outlet a fashion-related non-profit) as legal counsel and community liaison.
    • Brief stint working as a farmhand
    • Launched a DIY music tour crowdfunding campaign for indie artist that was successfully funded.
  6. 2015
  7. 2016
    • Recognized as one of the Most Intriguing People of Las Vegas 2016 by Vegas Seven Magazine
    • Joined the boards of the Las Vegas Arts District and the Las Vegas Fashion Council.
    • Published “Whatever Happened to Fair Use?” in UK-based Right to Copy Magazine which examines the effect of YouTube’s software for policing copyright infringements and all but ignores the otherwise legal use of copyrighted material. (only available in physical copies)
    • Got married ❤️
    • Began presenting environmental sustainability workshops for fashion design students.
  8. 2017
    • Successfully obtained funding for public art project on behalf of Las Vegas Arts District Neighborhood Association
    • Joined The Fashion Law Group, P.C. as a contract attorney
    • Opened my own legal practice
    • Achieved successful settlement negotiation with a major art institution.
    • Negotiated art acquisition deal with the Whitney Museum.
    • Relocated to NYC.
  9. 2018
    • Promoted to Of Counsel position at The Fashion Law Group, P.C.
    • Became a mommy!

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