Ana Patricia Celaya
I was born in Brownsville, Texas. Growing up in a border town, I was exposed to the struggle of immigrant families - some of my closest friends were immigrants from Mexico, friends who I earnestly wanted to have all the same opportunities as I did in the United States. Since my childhood, then, immigration has been an issue that I was always very sensitive to.
By the time I got to the University of Texas at Austin as an undergraduate in the fall of 2017, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career as a lawyer. I was always motivated by an intrinsic desire to help people, and I knew that a law degree - and the knowledge that comes with a J.D. - is one of the most powerful and effective ways to do so. Ultimately, my motivation to help the immigrant families who I grew up with, combined with my intention to go to law school, led me towards immigration law.
Before going to law school, however, I wanted to gain work experience - specifically, I wanted to gain exposure to an immigration law firm so that I could learn more about what it means to be an immigration lawyer through first-hand work experience.More importantly, I wanted to help contribute to a mission that I cherish: helping immigrants actualize their immigration goals and contributing to the strength and diversity of the United States in the process.
That said, I am incredibly grateful to be a part of Lincoln Goldfinch Law, a firm whose professionalism and wholehearted devotion to its clients is unparalleled.
Working as the Office Manager at Lincoln Goldfinch has allowed me to both learn more about immigration law and be a part of an amazing team whose commitment to helping our clients inspires me more and more everyday.