I have worked for over a decade to improve the lives of people in our community as a legislator, Councilmember, organizer, and advocate.

Assisting struggling families in Thurston County, creating affordable housing, and working to ensure all Washingtonians have access to quality healthcare have all reinforced my commitment to making sure no one is left out or left behind.

As your Representative, I have led on housing, healthcare, and supporting our seniors. Some of my proudest accomplishments include securing over $1.2 billion dollars to address our housing & homelessness crisis and improving access to comprehensive and affordable health care.

Prior to being elected to the legislature, I served on the Olympia City Council for five years, two as deputy mayor. I also served on the board of GRuB and the Olympia Planning Commission. I’ve worked as a community organizer, legislative aide, and community impact director for the United Way of Thurston County. I currently work as a Policy Advisor for community health centers in Washington and am a WFSE member.

A proud graduate of Evergreen State College, I earned my graduate degree in public administration and undergraduate in environmental studies. Before attending Evergreen, I received my associate degree from Green River Community College. As a student, I worked in customer service, as a barista, waiter, and housekeeper to pay my way through school.

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, am the first in my family to graduate from college, and the daughter of working class parents. My mom began her career in public service working as a custodian at a wastewater treatment facility. Her union job provided us with vital economic security and healthcare while she raised me as a single mom. This experience helped shape my perspective of equity and forged my deep gratitude for union jobs to support hard-working Washingtonians and their families.

I moved to Olympia in 2007 and own a home in the Eastside neighborhood. I live with my partner and our three dogs, and work downtown.

I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your priorities. I would be honored to have your support and hope you keep in touch.