Barbara was born in California and moved to Idaho with her family 19 years ago. Since then she's pursued diverse hobbies such as competing in volleyball and participating in mock trials throughout her academic career.
She went on to attend Boise State University, where she studied Health Science and History. Barbara continued expanding her skill set and experience by working as a patient advocate in local Idaho hospitals for 3 years, before going on to teach high school math and chemistry.
Outside of work, she enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and trying new food.