- Worked as an aide in Congress, served in the Justice Department after September 11th. Successful small business owner.
- Served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2009-2014.
- Has won six elections in eight years and is the only woman in the Virginia Congressional Delegation.
- Elected to Congress in 2014, serves on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee and is Chairwoman of the Research and Technology Subcommittee, as well as the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Joint Economic Committee.