Taekwondo champion best known for winning the bronze medal representing the United States in the 67 kg weight class at the 2012 Olympics. The year before, she won the silver medal at the Pan American Games.
She was born in Abilene, Texas and grew up primarily in Sturgis, South Dakota.
Her victory over Great Britain's Sarah Stevenson at the 2012 Olympics was considered a substantial upset by followers of the sport.
She comes from a large family of adopted, multi-ethnic children. She has siblings of Korean and Native American descent.
She and Flyweight gold medalist Wu Jingyu both competed in women's taekwondo at the 2012 Olympics.