Grungy Paper



I was raised in Wellington, Ohio by Mike and Carolyn Kobasher, both of whom grew up in Lorain. Throughout my childhood, they held multiple jobs to ensure my three sisters and I had what we needed to succeed but emphasized that achieving any dream required that we, too, put on our work clothes.


I knew at an early age I wanted to be an attorney and that it was going to take hard work and sacrifices to achieve that goal. Watching my father swap out his Ford coveralls for his duty belt and badge before another shift at the Wellington Police Department and my mother tackle the construction industry while running her own small business inspired the sense of civic duty and work ethic that drove me to graduate from Lorain County Community College at age 18 with an Associate’s in Applied Science with a focus on Criminal Justice and Police Science. I was the first Wellington High School student to complete a degree before graduating high school.


After graduating from Wellington and LCCC, I attended Miami University, where I earned bachelor's degrees in Political Science and American Studies. While there, I worked at Bunker Hill Haven for Boys, a residential facility for children who had been adjudicated delinquent or placed there by children services. In my role, I facilitated for the children the process of making positive changes to become productive members of society. Following this, I attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. During my 2nd year of law school, I became a law clerk with the Oberlin Municipal Court and later transitioned to a law clerk position at a prominent law office in Lorain focusing on criminal law. Upon graduating, I began my professional career, which you can read about in: Professional Experience & Community Service,