I attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, for my undergraduate career, where I aspired to
and then became a broadcast journalist, also known as a radio newscaster or television newscaster. I worked as a news reporter/announcer at WIAI-FM in Danville, IL; WKRS-AM in Waukegan, IL; WJOL-AM in Joliet, IL; WROK-AM in Rockford, IL; WHO-AM in Des Moines, IA; and a general assignment reporter at KTVO-TV in the Ottumwa, IA, branch of a Kirksville, MO, TV station.
I then decided to make a career change to derive some benefit from comforting others in difficult times and to stand up for the underdog. I attended law school at Northern Illinois University College of Law. During law school, I married my husband, Brian Adams, who is a newscaster/morning sidekick announcer with PJ Harrigan at WDKB-FM, known in this area as B95.
During and after law school, I worked at a number of law firms in a variety of professional capacities doing research, writing, and exploring solutions, including the Doherty Law Firm; Law Office of Rene Hernandez; a firm now known as Kililis, Vonau, & Ridings but formerly known as George Kililis & Associates; Prairie State Legal Services; and the DuPage County Public Defender's Office.
In 2008, I opened my own practice and metaphorically hung a shingle, where I am today.