Greetings! I was born in Harlingen, Texas. My mother is Mexican. My father is Honduran. They are both documented and have been since before I was born.
I grew up in the valley. I went to school with kids that looked like me, brown skin and dark hair. There wasn't much diversity. This changed in 2005, when I moved to Austin, Texas. I remember the first day I sat in a new classroom in this big city. A kid behind me asked me "Do you speak English or Spanish?" I was confused and replied "both." Later, I realized how diverse the city was. I loved it! There were kids who spoke only Spanish. These particular kids were teased and didn't have many friends. This broke my heart. I could only imagine how my parents were treated when they arrived in the U.S. Therefore, I live by the quote “I was raised to treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO."
I graduated from Lanier High School. I continued my education at Texas State University. (Go Bobcats!) Both beautiful campuses because of the diversity. I have a B.S. in Applied Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice. After graduation I was fortunate to work at Austin Region Justice For Our Neighbors (ARJFON.) It was a humbling experience to work with immigrants families and children. I knew I wanted to help others navigate our complicated immigration system.
I am overjoyed to be part of the legal team of Lincoln-Goldfinch Law! Our team is committed and passionate about our work.