By combining education in law and data analytics, I strive to change the way lawyers and statisticians view the world. Together, we can take massive amounts of legal information, combine it with big data analytics, and innovate and design ways that provide access to justice for our 21st century world.
Michigan State University--College of Law
Concordia University Chicago
B.S. Mathematics, 2013
B.A. Political Science, 2013
Michigan State University-Broad College of Business
M.S. Business Analytics, 2015
Law & Analytics
Data Scientist & Legal Analyst
Aug. 2016-April 2019
Researched and designed analytics and machine learning algorithms for strategic patent prosecution and portfolio management.
Ensured data quality and usability for database and API of over 10 million patent applications.
Optimized search engine relevance using Elasticsearch as a search engine and noSQL data store.
Managed internal data resources for data-driven sales, marketing, and customer success.
Developed and managed python-based internal strategic tools hosted on GitHub and JupyterHub.
Managed and mentor data and engineering interns and new hires.
Legal Analytics Intern
June 2015-July 2016
Worked with the Sales & Marketing and Developer teams to conduct data analysis, prepare publications, and develop products.
Michigan Supreme Court: State Court Administrative Office
Statistical Research & Trial Court Services Extern
May 2016-July 2016
Conducted analysis and research for Michigan's trial court performance measures program.
55th District Court
Ingham County, Michigan
Legal Data Extern
May 2014-May 2015
Lead data analysis for the First Appearance Project, a special court initiative to provide criminal defendants with assistance of counsel.
ReInvent Law Laboratory
Michigan State University College of Law
May 2014-Feb. 2015
Coordinated ReInvent Law social media initiatives and assisted Professor Renee Knake with planning and coordinating the ReInvent Law London conference.
Other Professional Experience
May 2014-Dec. 2015
West Cook YMCA
Child, Family, & Teen Dept.
Sept. 2009-Aug. 2013
International youth exchange programs; teen leadership programs; tutoring programs; summer camp management; marketing & branding.
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida-18
Intern, Lutheran Colleges Washington Semester
Illinois State Senator Larry K. Bomke, 50th District
Intern, Illinois Governmental Internship Program
MSU Council of Graduate Students
Executive Liaison to the Law School 2014-16
LegalLaunchPad: A ReInvent Law Student Organization
Chief Executive Officer 2015-16
MSU Student Bar Association
At-Large Representative 2013-15
Student Relations Intern 2014-16
MSU College of Law Trustee Scholarship Award
2014 Donald Nystrom Best Brief Competition Finalist Award
The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate 2012
Professional Development & Organizations
“Delivering Legal Services” Workshop, MSU Law
Participated in a hands-on, 14-hour workshop focused on the business of law, lean for legal, and project management.
Lean Bronze Certification Prep Course
Sept. 2014-May 2015
Graduate Academic Conference 2015
Presentation: Predictive Analytics for Electronic Discovery
ReInvent Law London 2014
Presentation: Big Data Deal
New Leadership Illinois Conference
June 2016 Alumna in Residence
June 2012 Alumna
American Bar Association
American Statistical Association
Detroit Legal Innovation & Technology Meetup
Presentation: Big Data Deal
Chicago Legal Innovation & Technology Meetup
Skills & Interests
Database management using MySQL, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Hive, Pig
Skilled with desktop publishing and graphic design using Publisher
Classically trained vocalist
Center photo at top of page courtesy of Lexis Nexis UK.