I have had a love for the immigrant and the experience of migration since as long as I can remember. I grew up with my own family’s stories of migration from Europe and Mexico and then as a young adult moved with my family to Madrid, Spain and later London, England. I quickly fell in love with all things Spanish and gained a love of languages which inevitably connected me to immigrants wherever I lived. I would go on to find ways to live, work, and study in the U.K., Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Austria, Peru, and Turkey.
I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations (Law and Diplomacy) and Spanish Studies from Brigham Young University, Utah in 2001. I then obtained my law degree (J.D.) from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, in New York City in 2007. During my time in law school I had amazing opportunities to intern with Catholic Charities’ immigration unit in NYC, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in Vienna, Austria assisting Iranian religious minorities apply for U.S. refugee status, and a human rights organization in Lima, Peru that worked with victims of political conflict.
I moved to Boston to start my law career and have since made Massachusetts my home. I spent eight years at Joyce & Associates in Boston being mentored and trained in the practice of immigration law by many experienced and dedicated attorneys there. I then launched my own law practice in 2015 where I continue to focus on immigration representation. I have now represented hundreds of clients locally and throughout the United States and at consulates abroad. I regularly appear in immigration court, in matters before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and I assist clients with consular processing of visa applications. I also enjoy engaging with community organizations and often speak at local events.
I speak fluent Spanish, am learning Turkish, and am rusty with my Greek, French and Portuguese.
I love and value diversity in the world. I also love and respect my country, the United States of America, and its tradition of open arms to those seeking safety, freedom and opportunity. I am honored to be in a position to help people who need and want the same. I also love being a Mom to my two little boys. My experience as a parent inspires me even more to fight to keep families together every day.
My commitment to my clients is to do the very best I can to guide you on your U.S. immigration journey. I will mobilize my team to fight for you and your family when you need it. I will spend time with you seeking to understand your story and help you tell it to those in the U.S. government who are making decisions about your future. I will constantly strive to study the law and the constantly changing immigration policy so I can use it as a tool to help you and your family stay together. I look forward to meeting you and fighting for you.
- Juris Doctor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
- Bachelor of Arts, Brigham Young University
- New York
- First Circuit Court of Appeals
- Second Circuit Court of Appeals
- Federal District of Massachusetts
- American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA)
- J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Pro Bono service:
- CARA Family Detention Project
- Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
- ACLU of Massachusetts’ Immigrant Protection Project (IPP)