I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and grew up swimming and playing soccer. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas in Lawrence (where I also served as the school mascot, “Baby Jay”), I attended law school at the University of Denver. Upon law school graduation, I moved to New York City to represent victims suffering from asbestos related diseases.
While in New York, I served on the Young Volunteers Board of the East Harlem School, a non-profit middle school catering to “low income students with high values.” To this day I remain inspired by young poets, continuing to encourage friends to support the school at their annual Poetry Slam fundraiser.
During the summer of 2016 I met my future husband, Arizona pediatric dentist Charlie Clark. We dated long distance for a year before I moved to Phoenix. After relocating to the Valley, I remain active within the NYC asbestos litigation (NYCAL) as well as the wider national asbestos litigation, handling cases in California, Arizona, and surrounding areas as well as serving the clients of “Chapman & Clark, Attorneys at Law.” Charlie and I married in December of 2017, and together we have now welcomed our daughters Ellie and MJ into the world. The four of us enjoy beating the AZ heat by hanging out in our backyard with our dog or by traveling to see friends and to explore a new city.