Graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School – May 1992: Parkland, Florida.
Bachelor of Science, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation – May 1997: University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Minor: Zoology.
Master of Science, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation – December 2007: University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.
Manager – Lee County Department of Parks and Recreation. June 2016 – present
Senior Supervisor – Conservation Lands: Lee County, Florida – Lee County Department of Parks and Recreation. March 2013 – June 2016
Land Stewardship Coordinator: Lee County, FL – Department of Parks & Recreation February 2009 – March 2013
Environmental Specialist: Collier County, FL – Conservation Collier Program August 2007 – February 2009 (temporarily funded position).
Graduate Research Assistant for Martin B. Main. Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. University of Florida. Gainesville, FL. August 2003 – August 2005
Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP): Assistant/ Information Specialist May 2002 – August 2003 (U of FL IFAS Extension – SWFREC: Immokalee, FL)
Conservation Associate – Naturalist I – Naturalist II: The Conservancy of SW FL October 1998 – May 2002
Conservation Chair of the of the Naples Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
Board Member American Muslim Democratic Caucus of Florida
Member of the Collier County Democratic Executive Committee
Past Chairwoman of the Collier County Democratic Executive Committee
Past Chairwoman of the Past President of the Collier County Democratic Club
Past 1st Vice President of the Democratic Women’s Club of Collier County
Member of the Conservation Collier Land Acquisition Advisory Committee (May 2009 – February 2012; Appointed by the Collier County Board of County Commissioners)