I feel deeply rewarded when I help people navigate the complicated U.S. immigration system. I’m honored to be a part of your journey to come to the U.S.
I initially intended to become a therapist, earning my bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. While taking a legal studies course, I found myself drawn to the complexities of the law. That course altered my career path and changed my life, leading to my studies at Santa Clara University School of Law and to practicing law.
I come from a diverse family of immigrants, so focusing on immigration law was a natural fit for me. My father immigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan to attend school. My uncle immigrated from Indonesia. And my husband’s family immigrated from Mexico.
My psychology background has proved valuable in helping me assist clients. While earning my bachelor’s, I volunteered at a women’s center that served under-served populations, where I developed culturally sensitive and effective communication skills.
I have carried these skills into my professional career as an immigration attorney, allowing me to make clients feel at ease and comfortable when sharing their stories with me. That background was particularly helpful in my previous position as an immigration attorney at a nonprofit where I assisted survivors of trauma with their immigration matters.
When I’m not working, I spend as much time as I can with my husband and family. I enjoy walking and hiking and just being outdoors.