EXPERIENCE THAT COUNTS

Prior Experience

Tahirih Justice Center, Baltimore, MD

Contract Attorney, January 2017 -May 2017

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Baltimore, MD 

Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney: November 2015-April 2016 

Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Esperanza Center, Immigration Legal Services, Baltimore, MD

VOCA (Victim of Crime Act) Staff Attorney: November 2011-November 2015; Volunteer: May 2011- October 2011

O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington, D.C. 

Associate in Adversarial (Complex Litigation) Department: January 2007- March 2010 

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, NY 

Associate in Litigation/Regulatory Department : Fall 2002-October 2006


Education

University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA 

Juris Doctor, May 2002

The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy (MALD), May 2002, specializing in International Economics

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Bachelor of Arts in French Language, Minor in History, May 1995, with Distinction 


Solution-Oriented Projects

  • Baltimore City U Visa Certification Project: Partnered with Baltimore City Mayor's Office, Baltimore City Police Commissioner's Hispanic Advisory Council, and Baltimore City State's Attorneys' Office to revitalize I-918B Certification processing, directly leading to eligibility of victims of serious crime in Baltimore for legal immigration status. 
  • Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force: Created Foreign Nationals Working Group within the Victim Services Subcommittee, facilitating collaboration among multi-disciplinary service providers.
  • Maryland Law Enforcement: Created series of Round-Table Events at Esperanza Center focused on Maryland Immigrant Crime Survivors, attracting law enforcement and service providers from across Maryland.

Panelist and Trainings

Numerous presentations related to immigrant crime victims and immigration developments. Hosting organizations included Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, University of Baltimore Law School, Catholic Charities Esperanza Center, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV).