Throughout my life, I have always been a fixer. After I lost my father to drunk driving when I was a child, I became passionate about the power of prevention.
I earned a master’s degree in psychology to help guide others facing similar struggles down a safer path. When I saw policy failures during my years at a behavioral health agency, I decided to run for the state Legislature in Idaho to support those with mental health and substance use struggles. Now I cannot help but ask why policy leaders in Washington are not doing more to fix the opioid addiction crisis from worsening in Idaho and across the country.