I was born and raised in Miami, Florida to a Nicaraguan mother and Dominican father. I graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University with a major in International Relations with a concentration in Political Science and minors in both Psychology and Economics. I then graduated from Fordham Law School in New York, where I represented clients detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba through Fordham's International Justice Clinic and served as secretary of the Latin American Law Student Association.
Upon graduating from law school, I practiced law in New York for several years defending pharmaceutical and insurance companies. Although I found the work challenging and interesting, I felt my true calling was rooted in helping others. I subsequently pursued a career in education. For seven years, I taught at both the middle and high school in high needs communities in both New York and Miami. I worked at the Miami Dade County Public School District for 3 years, coaching teachers within underprivileged communities.
After moving back to my hometown of Miami, I decided to once again pursue a legal career, but this time in an area of the law that would serve the people. I practiced immigration law at a prestigious Miami law firm assisting clients with a range of legal services like family based petitions, humanitarian deferred actions, asylums, U-Visas, and Cuban Adjustments. I then decided to begin my own firm with my partner Sophia Montz to continue to work diligently to aid immigrants in pursuing their dream in this land of opportunity.