I grew up in and around the Southside of Chicago. Most of the year, I was traveling around the Midwest playing competitive softball. When I wasn’t outside playing catch, homerun derby, or running bases with my brothers, you could find me with my nose in a book.
My experience as a white-collar defense and commercial litigation attorney provides me with a deep understanding of the legal process, the pressures experienced by counsel, and how best to leverage psychology throughout the litigation process. As a result of this background, I am able to find practical ways to implement our team’s psychological insights to… more How do you contribute to the success of JurySync clients?
The JurySync team is comprised of some of the most impressive, educated, and hard-working individuals you could imagine. At the same time, they are also warm, caring, and down-to-earth. It’s a rare combination and makes being part of this team extremely special.
I have always been intrigued by human behavior and decision-making. The best aspects of law are analyzing how it shapes human behavior and how human behavior shapes law. When studying and practicing law, in my spare time I found myself coming back to psychology in many ways. Whether taking legal classes that incorporated the social… more How did you get in this line of work? What keeps you in it?
At JurySync, I conduct research on juror decision-making to aid our clients in shaping impactful, persuasive arguments that will resonate with jurors. Whether it is meeting with clients in pre-litigation strategy sessions, conducting mock juror research, or assisting with juror selection, the end goal is to help our clients achieve their desired outcomes at trial.
Staying active. Whether it’s a match of tennis, kayaking at a local lake, or hiking with friends, it’s important for me to keep my body moving. But it’s equally important to keep expanding my mind and my perspective on life—reading books, visiting art museums, and traveling to faraway places to learn about other cultures.
I earned my Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to that, I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Honors College, earning a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a minor in Business. I am currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Applied Psychology at the University of… more Tell us about your education background.
I worked as a white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation attorney for eight years, working on high-profile government investigations, qui tam suits, antitrust matters, securities litigations, and contract or other business disputes. I returned to grad school to pursue an advanced degree in Applied Psychology where I focused on human decision-making, cognition, emotion, and group… more Tell us about your experience.