I was raised in an Air Force family living throughout the U.S. and in Europe. Throughout my childhood, my fondest vacation spots have been on the coastal beach towns of Cape Cod, MA, along the Chesapeake Bay, and Northern Italy's Adriatic shoreline. I lived on the west coast during part of my career allowing me to further experience beach living (Venice Beach). As a result, I have become keenly aware of the need to protect our natural resources through education and individual action. I have earned the following degrees:
B.A. from University of Texas/Austin; M.B.A. from University of Notre Dame; M.A. from Georgetown University; and J.D from District of Columbia School of Law.