I am originally from Green Bay. I spent my childhood roaming the woods of Northeast Wisconsin and reading everything I could get my hands on. I completed my undergraduate studies in English Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and I decided to become an attorney because I wanted to do what I could to effect positive change in the world. I chose the City University of New York School of Law because of its commitment to social justice and its focus on law in the public interest.
While in law school, I was a research assistant in the areas of family law, constitutional law, and feminist legal theory. I was also a judicial intern for the first Latina justice elected to the New York State Supreme Court. I was a teaching assistant for Evidence class, an Executive Articles Editor of the New York City Law Review and CUNY Law Review, and as part of my clinic work, I represented indigent persons seeking political asylum and cancellation of removal under the Violence Against Women Act. I graduated among the top in my class.
After school, I returned home to Wisconsin, where my family lives. I started a solo family law practice in 2013, focusing on divorce, child custody and placement, paternity and support matters for low-income individuals, many of whom were domestic violence survivors. I joined Kowalski Family Law in 2015. I profoundly enjoy and am truly humbled by the work of guiding families through major life transitions.
Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my husband, Monte and our dog, Zelda. I love to garden, ride my bike, experiment with fermentation, and to cruise around Madison’s beautiful lakes on my stand-up paddleboard.