I love that my job allows me to connect with people from all over the world and become more familiar with the countries and cultures they come from.
While I’ve worked as an immigration paralegal for nearly 20 years, that wasn’t my path after I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from North Carolina State University. I managed a bar in Raleigh, N.C., for six year before I decided to shift career paths. I focused on race and ethnic relations at NCSU and have always been interested in the law, so I enrolled in the paralegal program at Meredith College.
Most recently, I worked as an immigration paralegal at a corporate and immigration law firm based in Raleigh. At Alcorn, I’ll be working with the business immigration team remotely from North Carolina, where I was born and raised.
Clients often end up treating me like a family member because I work closely with them, becoming a part of their lives. When someone tells me that what I did had a meaningful impact on their life, that means the world to me.
When I’m not working, I love traveling with my partner Dan and when possible, our two dogs, a black lab named Carl and an American bulldog named Axl. In 2017 we did a cross-country trip, visiting 15 states and 7 national parks.