I was born and raised in New York, and attended both college and law school in Washington, D.C. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs, Philosophy, and Political Science from The George Washington University in 2009, and my Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2013.
Throughout law school, I worked for various nonprofit organizations in Virginia and Washington, D.C., focusing on immigration issues related to domestic violence victims, victims of crime, children, and family matters.
Upon graduation, I moved to Virginia where I earned my license to practice law, and became an associate at the Yao Law Firm, P.C. While there, I was able to build and expand my Immigration client base, as well as practice family law. In 2015, following a company merger, I became a Senior Associate with Woehrle Dahlberg Jones and Yao, PLLC working in their Fairfax, VA office.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2013||10/05/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Public Interest Fellowship Recipient||Hispanic Bar Association of DC||2012|
|Segal AmeriCorps Education Award||Equal Justice Works||2012|
|Legal Services Fellowship||Equal Justice America||2012|
|Senior Associate Attorney||Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Yao Law Firm, PC||2014 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||2014 - Present|
|www.lawfirmvirginia.com||Do I Qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status?||2015|
|www.lawfirmvirginia.com||Can I Adjust My Status Since I am Married to a U.S. Citizen?||2015|
|Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|The George Washington University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2009|
|Immigration and Criminal Defense Institute||Special Immigrant Juvenile Status||2015|
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