Graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Criminal Justice.
Graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Was member of the Dean's List. Studied abroad in Australia and New Zealand.
Paralegal for The Law Office of Craig A. Jenison (6 years)
Prior Litigation Support Analyst for Varnum (2 years)
Prior internship with Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office: assisted prosecution with a cold case murder trial
Prior internship with Kent County Prosecutor's Office Juvenile Division
Established and ran her own law office following graduation for six months before accepting a position as Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Oceana County where she served under Joseph Bizon, Prosecuting Attorney (2 years)
Associate Attorney for Springstead Law Office, P.C. (2 years)
Adjunct professor for West Shore Community College in the Corrections Department (3 years)
Attorney/Partner of Emelander Law Firm, P.C. (2015 - current)