When did you first know you wanted to be an attorney? What drew you to this career?
- On September 11, 2001, I was working as an international student advisor in an international language school Miami. In the aftermath, I was fascinated by learning all the new federal regulations and procedures pertaining to the issuance and maintenance of F-1 visas. I decided to go to law school to be an immigration lawyer.
What personal trait most aided you in your career?
- I think resilience, flexibility, and humility are all essential.
What do you find most rewarding about your practice?
- Mastering new things. I had limited experience with civil litigation when I started with Boyd & Jenerette, so it has been very rewarding to grow and feel proficient in my practice.
Thus far in your career, what are you most proud of accomplishing?
- Probably reinventing my career after taking time off to have kids. I started off doing immigration law and ended up in civil litigation, which is a better fit.
What is your favorite band?
- I don't have a favorite band, but I love Shakira.
What is your favorite TV show?
- My favorite tv show ever is Lost. Lately, I am more into Podcasts; my favorite is Pod Save America.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
- Right now, since my kids are still young, I love Disney’s Fort Wilderness.
What are your hobbies?
- I don’t have much time for hobbies anymore, but I usually find time for fitness – I like cardio/resistance intervals and yoga. The rest of my free times goes to my kids – Sebastian, 8 and Aria, 5.
Do you have any pets?
- My Boston Terrier, Sadie, and cats, Simon and Tony.
Are you a morning person or a night-owl?
- Morning person