Employment & Education



  • School Committee Member  / City of Methuen / 10/14 – Current

Establish and periodically review educational goals and policies for Methuen schools, with a focus on the best interest of students, the requirements of law, and statewide goals and standards. Formulate criteria to determine if goals and policies are being met.  Establish performance standards, and evaluate the performance of the Superintendent.  Review and approve budgets for public education, and determine expenditures within the total appropriation. Communicate effectively and efficiently with the Superintendent, students, and parents.

  • Deputy Director of Training and Assistant District Attorney / Essex District Attorney’s Office / 2005-2014

Prosecute felony offenses, particularly cases involving sex offenders and internet crimes.  Responsible for training Assistant District Attorneys on all aspects of criminal prosecutions in the District Courts, as well as providing training and support to those assistants prosecuting felonies.  Oversee the District Court Internship Program.

  • Assistant District Attorney / Essex District Attorney’s Office / 2001-2005

Prosecute misdemeanor and limited felony criminal offenses that occur within the district, which includes: appearing in court to represent the Commonwealth by presenting evidence and argument at arraignments, preliminary hearings, pretrial conferences, oral and written motion hearings, jury and bench trials, and sentencing; legal research necessary for case preparation; working with victims; and keeping abreast of Court decisions and legislation.

  • Judicial Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Courts / Boston, Cambridge, Salem / 1999-2001

Assisted Justices in all phases of criminal and civil litigation, including drafting decisions, legal memoranda, and proposed jury instructions.  Worked extensively with Justices during trials, hearings, and motion sessions.  Supervised and mentored first year clerks.

  • Teaching

Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, Panelist: Prosecuting Failure to Register as a Sex Offender           

Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, Presenter: Motions to Suppress                                            

Massachusetts School of Law, Presenter: Animal Rights Law



  • New England School of Law, Boston, MA / J.D., Magna Cum Laude


  • Class Rank: 2
  • New England School of Law Service Award, 1999; New England Scholar Award, 1997, 1998, 1999; Charles Hamilton Houston Honor Society, 1998, 1999; CALI Excellence for the Future Award, 1998; Women Achievers Reception honoree, 1998, 1999; Justinian Law Society Scholarship recipient, 1998


  • New England Law Review: Business Managing Editor
  • Charles Hamilton Houston Enrichment Program Tutor
  • University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, MA / B.S., Business Administration; Marketing Concentration