I was born in Tucson, Arizona to a Mexican mother and a U.S. American father. Both of them are my idols. I grew up in Mobile, Alabama where I inherited a slight southern drawl and graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in Latin American studies and a minor in Spanish Literature. My father was my professor (but don’t worry he is an expert on corruption so he made sure to bliind-grade all my papers). When I graduated I moved to Mexico City, where my mother’s family lives, and began studying at UNAM in Political and Social Studies. I lived there for about 4 years and inherited a slight Chilango accent. I met the love of my life and then we moved back to the U.S. I studied law at the University of Michigan where I started picking up a Midwestern accent but refuse to call Coke “pop.” I worked at the Human Trafficking Clinic my first year helping immigrants obtain U and T visas. I interned at the International Service for Human Rights at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland advocating for human rights defenders and learned barely any French. After graduation, I started working at a non-profit helping low-income immigrants with removal defense, especially for those in ICE custody. I then worked as part of the Immigration Court Helpdesk providing community education for any immigrant in court without an attorney. During my free time I like to play video games, lift weights, watch anime, read manga, cook Mexican food to feel less homesick, and talk chisme over cocktails with my friends. I believe wholeheartedly in the freedom of movement as a human right. I believe the human race has been migrating longer than countries have existed. And countries should conform to human migration rather than the other way around.