I practice immigration law so I can meet and work with people from all over the world. I receive an immense amount of joy from improving our clients’ quality of life by helping them to come to the U.S. legally to live and work.
I grew up in diverse Washington, D.C., raised by my American mother and my Italian father. Spending summers in Italy, I learned that certain values transcend culture.
My father came to the U.S. to earn his Ph.D. in economics. He had planned to return to Italy once he completed his studies, but ended up staying after meeting my mother. Despite being eligible, he waited 35 years before starting the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. I appreciate that people have deep, complicated relationships with their countries of origin and their countries of residence and that immigration choices are not always simple and straightforward.
I studied at the University of Richmond and University of Pennsylvania. I moved to Silicon Valley in 2013, and I see how fundamentally immigrants contribute to our community.
At Alcorn Immigration Law, I assist corporate and individual clients with achieving their immigration goals. I have deep experience with employment- and family-based immigration, with green card applications, work permits, non-immigrant visas, and naturalization.
Currently, my focus is on business immigration matters, including B, H, L, E, and TN visas and employment-based green cards. I have assisted companies through the H-1B visa process and subsequent H-1B extensions, and transfers. I’m particularly proud of getting clients EB-1A approvals without any requests for additional evidence and helping young startups get H-1B approvals for crucial employees.
My pro bono work includes removal defense and asylum cases.
Before joining the Alcorn Immigration Law team, I practiced corporate transactional law at the Washington, D.C., office of a national law firm. I assisted clients with structuring, funding, and growing small- to midsize companies. I also was a fellow at Georgetown Law, where I taught international students about the American legal system and helped them improve their American English writing and speaking skills. In addition, I served as an editor of the Journal of International Economic Law while attending law school.
Parlo Italiano a livello conversazionale. Entiendo Español.
In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading and discussing books, tinkering with my sewing machine, and spending time with my husband and children.
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