Best known for her time as a contestant on the reality competition series Survivor. She made her first appearance on Survivor: South Pacific in 2011, which was the show's 23rd season.
Prior to her casting on Survivor: South Pacific, she had been an English professor at Brigham Young University. She stated at the outset of the show that her goal was to win the $1.1 million prize.
She also appeared on the 26th Survivor: Caramoan season in 2013. She finished in the top 3, and received no votes at the final tribal council due to her cutthroat nature of play throughout the season.
She and her husband have adopted and raised six children.
She competed alongside Sophie Clarke, who eventually won the competition, on Survivor: South Pacific.