Austin is a Pacific Northwest local born and raised in Southwest Washington. She earned her J.D. from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, where she graduated cum laude. She served on the Executive Board of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team at Regent, honing her skills in negotiation and mediation and proving herself as a formidable negotiator. While in Virginia, she learned she hates heat and humidity and craves the cold, damp days of northwest living – they’re much more suitable for piping hot coffee drinking. In her spare time, she enjoys reading whatever she can get her hands on, getting outside, and finding the next breakout Broadway musical.