As an immigration attorney, my assistance can have a life-changing impact on people’s lives.
Nothing is more rewarding to me than that.
At Alcorn Immigration Law, I will focus primarily on family-based immigration cases. Before joining the team, I worked at a boutique family and immigration law firm in Silicon Valley. There, I served as lead and co-counsel for hearings in immigration court. I also represented clients in family court.
I’m the daughter of refugees who fled the Salvadoran civil war in the 1980s and eventually became naturalized U.S citizens. From their stories, I know how challenging it was to leave family, friends, and all they had known to start a new life in the U.S. Their perseverance provided me with a relatively privileged life.
I was born in the Bay Area. My parents moved to Portland, Ore., shortly after I was born. I earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Seattle University. While I attended Dominican University to earn my master’s degree in elementary education, I was selected by Teach for America to work as a bilingual teacher for two years in low-income public elementary schools in the south side of Chicago.
Aside from being a mother, participating in Teach for America was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It was much harder than even law school or taking the bar exam. My parents’ hard work provided me with a privileged upbringing that included private schools. Teaching in Chicago’s South Side for Teach for America exposed me to families living in extreme poverty and the challenges and barriers they face. That experience made me even more sensitive to what people must endure to live and work in the U.S. and what they sacrifice to obtain the services of an attorney.
I returned to the area where my parents first settled when they arrived in the U.S. to attend law school, earning my law degree at Santa Clara University.
Yo hablo Español.
I became a first-time mom in 2018, so when I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my son. Before my son was born, you would often find me doing yoga, running, reading a biography or autobiography, or cooking. I hope to return to those activities sometime soon.