She was in a group alongside Buffy Summers and Larry Blaisdell during a self-defense class where Buffy's presence prevented her from being felt-up by the rowdy Larry.
She was unfortunate enough to run into Angelus on her way home, who later sired her in an alleyway. She rose as a vampire at her wake while Xander Harris and Buffy were visiting on suspicion that she was killed by a Werewolf . During the scuffle, she mentioned that "Angel sends his love" and nearly overpowered Buffy before Xander staked her in the back with a wooden stand. She was 17 when sired and dusted.