- Interned at the White House, then worked as a legislative aide for now fellow Congresswoman, Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
- Appointed to the Washington House of Representatives in 2007, became the youngest member of her party’s leadership as Assistant Floor Leader.
- Elected to Congress in 2010, she is the first Hispanic to represent Washington State in the US House.
- Named one of Time Magazine’s “40 Under 40” in 2010.
- Serves on the House Appropriations Committee, and is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Conference and the Republican Main Street Partnership.