- Born Chicago, Illinois, June 17, 1971; single.
- Graduate Rich Central High School, 1989; B.A. University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1993.
- Full-time legislator. Former early childhood education/Head Start program manager; technical college instructor; nonprofit executive director.
- Former member: American Federation of Teachers.
- City of Madison Common Council, 2011–15.
- Elected to Assembly since 2014.