Graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration summa cum laude from Sacred Heart University in 1991. She graduated from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1994. She was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1994 and the District of Columbia in 1997. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the Richmond Bar Association, and the Chesterfield Bar Association.