I was born and raised in Brazil. After high school my parents sent me to the US to go to college and, after a couple of years at Atlantic Union College in So. Lancaster, MA, I got married, had a child and eventually decided for business school at Fitchburg State College. Upon graduating with a BS in Business Administration and Economics I enrolled at the Univerity of Massachusetts in Lowell for an MBA. I finished my MBA, worked in mid-level management for several different corporations, owned two restaurants and a trade company.
I experienced first-hand the difficulties of being an immigrant in the US and saw the opportunity to help the portuguese and spanish-speaking community by going to law school and becoming an honest, dedicated and serious advocate of immigration rights and reform.
After working a couple of years in debt collection I opened my office where we work on immigration, criminal law, consumer protection and other diverse areas of need, particularly, for immigrants.
I have written a few articles on immigration reform and the role of immigration in our society, and I am exploring the writing of a book on the economic impact of illegal immigration in our society today.
Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Hughes Award for Outstanding Leadership||Fitchburg State College||2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Better Business Bureau||Member||2012 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Middlesex County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Massachusetts School of Law at Andover||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Massachusetts, Lowell||Marketing and Economics||Other - Masters||2002|
|Fitchburg State College||Marketing and Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|