"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
—Political Science

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri

Associate in Applied Science
—Legal Assistant

Missouri House of Representatives

Freshman Legislator of the Year

Majority Floor Whip
—2008, 2009, 2010

Missouri Alliance for Freedom

Champion for Freedom Award
–2014, 2015, 2016

The American Conservative Union Foundation

Award for Conservative Excellence
–2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016