Patti grew up in Orlando and earned a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Liberal Studies from the University of Central Florida. After several years at We Care, Inc., a suicide prevention and crisis intervention center, Patti forged a career in radio as a reporter, writer, and producer. She received a number of awards from media organizations, including American Women in Radio and Television and the Associated Press.
Patti served as President of the League of Women Voters of Florida from from 2018-2021. She formed and chaired the League’s statewide Gun Safety Action Team and co-founded the former Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. In 2021 the coalition transformed into a 501 (c)4 nonprofit organization, Prevent Gun Violence Florida, Inc. https://www.preventgunviolenceflorida.org/about/