Curriculum Vitae

WORK HISTORY

University of Nebraska College of Law, September 2012 – Present
Executive Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Programs
Program development and budgets, national and regional collaboration and relationship development, domestic and international student recruitment and relations, research projects and proposals, the Lachs Moot Court Competition team, scholarship program, online classroom management and development, and on-campus contact for LL.M., J.S.D. and J.D. students specializing in space, cyber, or telecommunications law.

Nebraska Department of Insurance, September 2010– August 2011 (2L Academic Year and Summer) Legal Division, Law Clerk
Researched and prepared memorandum, petitions, and subpoenas for the Legal Division, senior certified to practice law summer of 2011.

University of Nebraska Court Improvement Project, Aug 2007- Aug 2009
Center on Children, Families and the Law, Project Associate
Organized training sessions provided by the Nebraska Court Improvement Project and the Nebraska Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Courts, updated and maintained the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative interactive training website, and collaborated in the design of the University website with the University Web Developers Network.

EDUCATION

University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
Juris Doctor, December 2011, Concentration in Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law

  • Law College Student Ambassador, 2009 – 2011
  • Women’s Law Caucus, Charity Auction Chair, April 2011
  • Allies and Advocates Student Group, Social Events Chair: Producer of Prairie Pride Film Festival (nominated for Chancellor Student Impact Award), February 2011, (Post graduation, producer the festival in March 2012, April 2013)
  • Westlaw Student Representative: Taught online research skills to students and faculty and promoted the Thomson Reuters Westlaw database.
  • Individually selected to assist the Law College Marketing Director in professional development using social media and online marketing tools.


William & Mary College of Law,
 Williamsburg, Virginia
Legal Technology Program, Summer 2010
Research and coursework in: eDiscovery, data seizures, cybercrime, domain name disputes, and the use of social networking websites in law

Doane College  Lincoln, Nebraska
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, Cum Laude (Top 7%), May 2008

  • Faculty elected member of the Pinnacle National Honor Society
  • Worked full time (40+ hours/week) throughout program
  • Individual program of study in junior year focused on life drawing and form and senior seminar study on the visual intersection of geometric art to 1920-1940 organic architecture

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AWARDS, & CERTIFICATES

Nebraska Bar Association (licensed to practice law in the state of Nebraska)
Member since April 2016
Member of Military Law, Women and the Law, International Law, and Intellectual Property Law Sections

Lincoln Rotary Club #14
Member, 2015

American Bar Association Committee on Space Law, Member
Editor, Newsletter, 2015

Preservation Association of Lincoln, Board of Directors
The Preservation Association of Lincoln (PAL) is a private, 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit, self-supporting, Nebraska organization dedicated to advocating for Lincoln’s historic sites.
Board Member, Elected March of 2017.

Camp Summergold, Board of Directors
Camp SummerGold is a residential summer camp for teen girls ages 11-17. Girls will discover their strengths as they explore arts and STEM curriculum in a camp setting.
Board Member, September 2016.

MilkWorks, Board of Directors
A non-profit community breastfeeding center and medical clinic dedicated to helping mothers feed their babies.
Board Member, Elected November 2013 – May 2015
Fund Development Chair, 11/2013 – 08/2014

Outlinc, Board of Directors
Board Member, Elected November 2013 – May 2015

The Planetary Society
Member, Donor Since 2015

Prairie Pride Film Festival, 2011 – 2014
Festival Founder and Producer: fundraising, marketing, promotion
The Prairie Pride Film Festival, presented by Outlinc, delivers independent films featuring LGBTQA issues to a midwestern audience in Lincoln Nebraska. The festival furthers the tradition of using art to advocate and starting important conversations by using film.

Lincoln Public Schools, 2013 – 2014 School Year
Art Mentor
Work with highly gifted elementary school students on art curriculum.

20 Under 40, Lincoln Journal Star
Award Recipient, June 9th, 2013
The Journal Star’s 20 Under 40 section is a way to recognize 20 of Lincoln’s emerging business leaders, all under 40 years old. This award is given to men and women for their achievements in business and dedication to their community.

Featured Professional, Midlands and Lincoln Business Journal
Business Minute, July 15, 2014

Featured Community Member, Lincoln City Libraries Idea Place Campaign
September 2014

Notary, State of Nebraska, Expiration August 2015
Member of the Nebraska Notary Association

Five Years of Service Award, University of Nebraska Lincoln, August 2015

CONFERENCES

6th Annual Washington DC Space Law Conference, October 2012
University of Nebraska Law College, Annual CLE Conference
Conference Organizer

7th Annual Lincoln Space and Cyber Conference in Collaboration with USSTRATCOM, May 2013
University of Nebraska Law College, Annual CLE Conference
Conference Organizer

7th Annual Washington DC Space and Cyber Law Conference, November 2013
University of Nebraska Law College, Annual CLE Conference
Development of congressional white papers providing guidance on commercial space liability concerns and congressional indemnification and conference organizer.

8th Annual Washington DC Space Law Conference, November 2014
University of Nebraska Law College, Annual CLE Conference
Conference Organizer

8th Annual Washington DC Space Law Conference, October 2015
University of Nebraska Law College, Annual CLE Conference
Conference Organizer

Advanced Operational Law Conference, September 2016
U.S. Strategic Command, University of Nebraska College of Law, and National Strategic Research Institute Conference
Institutional Sponsorship Representative

9th Annual Washington DC Space Law Conference, October 2016
University of Nebraska Law College, Annual CLE Conference
Development of congressional white paper round table and conference organizer.

Galloway Symposium, December 2016
IISL Annual Event
Institutional Sponsorship Representative

Issues in State, Local, and Regional Cybersecurity, March 2017
University of Nebraska Law College, Annual Lincoln Conference
Conference Organizer

MEDIA INTERVIEWS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING
These are articles, events, and programs in which I specifically was interviewed or presented. Chronologically (oldest to newest) by subject area.

Speaker (Space Law, Military Space Activity), Omaha Science Fiction Convention, July 2013

Geekosystems, Interview by Victoria McNally, November 2013 “Learn More About The Fascinating World Of Space Law, Which Is Absolutely A Real Thing”

Omaha West Rotary Club, Space Law Speaker, March 14, 2014

Lincoln Downtown #14 Rotary Club, Space Law Speaker, May 27, 2014

Guest of Honor, Speaker (Space Law, Military Space Activity, Bitcoin & Internet Currency, Feminism in the Work of Joss Whedon), Omaha Science Fiction Convention, August 2014

Omaha World Herald, Interview, January, 2015, “NU’s prestigious ‘space law’ program examines down-to-earth questions.”

Lincoln Journal Star, Interview, June 28, 2015, “Happy Asteroid Day”

Daily Nebraskan, June 28, 2016, “Asteroid Day Provides Opportunity to Learn About Near-Earth Space.”

Nebraska Science Festival, Booth Host and Public Engagement Representative for the Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law program, 2014-2017 (on going annual event)

University of Missouri School of Law Kansas City, Guest Speaker, “I Can Space Law and So Can You,” a primer on the field with an introduction to commercial space regulation and national security space law and policy, September 28, 2016

Doane University, Guest Speaker on the Field of Space Law, with Professor Frans von der Dunk in Professor Wendy Hind’s Business Law undergraduate course, 2014-2016 (on going)

University of South Dakota College of Law, Guest Speaker, “Space & cyber law avenues for attorneys in the field: what existing law and modern changes in policy tell us about the job market.” January 18, 2017

University of Missouri College of Law, Columbia, Guest Speaker, “Space & cyber law avenues for attorneys in the field: what existing law and modern changes in policy tell us about the job market.” March 1, 2017

University of Kansas College of Law, Lawrence, Guest Speaker, “Space law, national security, and your clients data: how satellite regulation ties industries together.” March 7, 2017

Asteroid Day at Mueller Planetarium, Guest Speaker, June 29, 2017

Omaha World Herald, June 30, 2017 “In the Field of asteroid research UNL is playing an important part to help prevent ‘Game Over’

Channel 8 KLKN News, June 29, 2017 Excellence in Education, Asteroid Day Coverage

PUBLICATION

Nebraska Lawyer, January 2017, “Who is Responsible for Preventing Security Breaches? Everyone and No One: The Liability Ambiguity Attorneys Face in the Cybersecurity Realm.”