I was born and raised in Chicago, IL, attended undergraduate at Tulane University, and received my J.D. from DePaul University. After law school, I practiced civil rights law in Chicago, including police misconduct, employment discrimination and 1st amendment cases. When I moved to Seattle with my family in 1997, I became a full time stay at home mom. I’ve been married to my husband, Chuck (a Rivkin board member), for 25 years. We have 3 children: Noah, Ben and Rebecca. In 2016, I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer after a routine mammogram. After a lumpectomy and radiation, I am happy to say I am thriving. I am committed to working with the Rivkin Center as an instructor and survivor speaker because I believe people need to be their own best health advocate and need to know their own bodies in order to have the best outcomes. In my free time, I love to read, see live music, and spend time on water.