EDUCATION

J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Juris Doctor, April 2011

●                Third Year Representative, Student Bar Association, 2010-2011

●                Solicitation Editor, Education and Law Journal, 2010-2011

●                Associate Editor, Education and Law Journal, 2009-2010

University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, UT

Summer 2009 and Spring 2010

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT                                                                           

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, May 2006                 

●                Member, Community Leadership Scholars

●                Participated in Honors Program

CAREER

Murray City Corporation, Murray, UT

Assistant City Prosecutor, September 2012-Present, Full-time

●   Represented the City in criminal matters in Justice and District Court; worked on appeals, including post-conviction cases; prepared for and handled criminal trials; and researched and wrote motions and other legal documents

Utah Crime Victims Legal Clinic, Sugarhouse, UT

Victim Advocate/Staff Attorney, October 2009-Present, Full-time

Legal Extern, May-June 2009

●   Represented crime victims in court; wrote and argued motions dealing with victim records, standing, and other victim’s rights issues; prepared for and argued for protective orders and stalking injunctions;  trained and supervised interns; and worked on grant applications and reports

●   Presented at National Crime Victim Law Institute, 10th Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference, 2011, “Is it a Right if There is no Remedy? - Victim’s Right to be Heard at Sentencing”

Brigham Young University Law School, Provo, UT

Dean Fellow, August 2009-April 2011, 1-2 hours weekly

●   Mentored a group of first-year law students and taught classes on study skills

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Legal Extern, August 2009-August 2010

● Investigated a prisoner’s claim of innocence and helped prepare a post-conviction brief

Professor Larry Farmer, Brigham Young University Law School, Provo, UT

Research Assistant, May 2010-August 2010, 1-2 hours weekly

● Worked on a Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction version of an Interviewing and Counseling course

PRESENTATIONS

National Crime Victim Law Institute, 10th Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference, 2011, “Is it a Right if There is no Remedy?-Victim’s Right to be Heard at Sentencing”

SERVICE

Tutor for at-risk students, Brighton High School, Cottonwood Heights, UT, September 2006 – June 2007

 

Volunteer, Kindred Spirits, Sugarhouse, UT, December 2005 – January 2007

●                Helped children with disabilities in a weekly art program

 

Volunteer, Disability Community Alliance, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2005 – July 2006

●                Directed a documentary that was sent to state legislators

 

Volunteer, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Recife, Brazil, September 2003 – September 2005

 

Secretary, Volunteers Involved in Development Abroad, Logan, UT, January 2003 – June 2003

 

Eagle Scout, 2000