I have had a love for the immigrant and the experience of migration for 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 to 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.
U.S. Court of Appeals — First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals — Second Circuit
U.S. District Court — District of Massachusetts
American Immigration Lawyers Association
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
CARA Family Detention Project
Kids in Need of Defense
ACLU of Massachusetts Immigration Protection Project
Professor of Practice for Immigration Law — Tufts University
J.D. — Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
B.A. — Brigham Young University