Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I’m a passionate child advocate, an energetic law professor, a carpool driving mom, a grateful wife, and a Nikon loving photographer. I’m also a coffee-loving, sleep-deprived, generally optimistic person.
Want to know more? I am a legal skills professor at the University of Florida, where I teach legal writing, appellate advocacy, and juvenile law. I am an associate director for the Center on Children and Families, and I am an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research. I love to write, and I am a contributor to On Parenting from The Washington Post.
Still curious? My research focuses on #sharenting. I’ve been quoted on the topic by The NY Times, CNN, CBS, NBC, NPR, The Atlantic, Slate, Redbook, Reader’s Digest, and countless other news sources.You can read many of the articles here.
Have I always been a professor and researcher? Nope. Prior to joining the law faculty, I worked as a felony prosecutor handling crimes involving child abuse and neglect, child pornography, domestic violence, and rape. I’ve also worked as a Senior Attorney for Children’s Legal Services. These days, I’m rarely in the courtroom. I am part of the Florida’s Children with Certain Special Needs Attorney Registry, and I am sometimes court appointed to represent children in complicated child abuse and neglect matters.
Can I hire you to take my family pictures? Maybe one day, but not right now. I’d love to do it, really, but there aren’t enough hours in the day.
What is the Shared Hope Project? I offer free pictures to families with chronically ill children. Through these pictures, I do my best to help families advocate for their children and raise awareness about pediatric cancer research and other childhood illnesses. My photographs have been featured in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, ABC News, Yahoo News, and Babycenter.com.