I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Maryland in 1993. I received a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law in 1999. While in law school, I was a landlord/tenant housing counselor with the Housing Resource Center in East Lansing, Michigan. As a counselor, I assisted low income residents with legal issues concerning leases, security deposits, maintenance disputes, wrongful evictions, and housing discrimination. I was admitted to the Maryland State Bar in 2000 and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland in 2001. Before concentrating in the area of consumer bankruptcy, I represented clients in the areas of personal injury, social security disability, workers’ compensation, and divorce. In the past, I have also represented small businesses and credit unions in their collection efforts. Currently, I represent individuals in consumer bankruptcy matters.