After graduating from Jenks High School, Northrup received a degree in political science from the University of Kansas. Both on and off the campaign trail, Northrup has served in many key positions in multiple campaigns starting with a position in Jim Inhofe’s first bid for the United States Senate. Northrup moved to Oklahoma City to work for then Lt. Governor Mary Fallin, serving as her campaign manager from 1998-2014 and helping her garner consecutive terms as the first female governor of the State of Oklahoma. In 2010, Gov. Fallin appointed Northrup as her chief of staff, a position she held until 2016.
Over the course of her career, Northrup worked for the Oklahoma Republican Party in various capacities including finance director, political director and executive director. She was district director for Congresswoman Fallin’s congressional office before being named to her current position as director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. She resides in Oklahoma City with her husband John, a sergeant with the Oklahoma City Police Department, and their 17-year-old son Josh.