After receiving her B.S. in Medicine and Anthropology, Josie stayed in Salt Lake City and received her J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2018. While in law school, Josie specialized in criminal defense law, working and interning at the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association. During her second year, Josie also interned for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center. She became deeply invested in the clients, and continued to volunteer with RMIC her third year. After passing the bar in 2018, Josie was welcomed to RMIC full-time as Staff Attorney.
Josie was participatory in several student groups while in law school, including the Social Justice Student Initiative, and “Outlaws” – the College of Law’s LGBTQIA+ student organization. She was selected to compete on the 2017 Negotiation Team, and received an Outstanding Achievement award in her Criminal Procedure class. In 2018, Josie was awarded the Pro Bono Publico Student of the Year award by the Utah State Bar. In her free time Josie enjoys playing board games, video games, and taking to the streets to advocate for justice reform.