Judge Badding was appointed to the bench in April 2019. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Religion with Honors from the University of Iowa in 2001, and her J.D. with Distinction from the University of Iowa in 2004. Her past work experience includes being an associate attorney and partner in private law, as well as a staff attorney for the Iowa Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Iowa State and Carroll County Bar Associations as well as the Coon-Rapids Rotary.