Summer was born in Kiowa, Kansas. She was raised in Coffeyville, Kansas and attended Kansas State University from 2002-2005 obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism.Before attending law school, Summer worked at the Kansas State University Foundation fundraising for the College of Agriculture from 2005-2007. She then worked at the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau as the Convention Sales Manager until 2010.During law school, Summer clerked for the Honorable Steve Leben, Judge at the Kansas Court of Appeals as well as the Kansas Attorney General, Criminal Litigation Division. She was also licensed to practice law as a student in the Washburn University Law Clinic. She was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2012 from Washburn University School of Law.