While I began law school with a strong focus on immigration, my first summer of law school I landed an internship at a family law firm. I quickly developed a love for the practice of family law as I got to experience the legal complexities, high emotions, and reward involved in every case. I quickly learned that no two divorces are the same. People often come to us when they are experiencing one of the most difficult times of their lives. It is our job to make sure we can mitigate fears clients have about navigating the legal process and allow them to feel confident that they are being advocated for.
It is slightly ironic that I ended up in family law because I come from a community where divorce is essentially taboo. I was not exposed to divorce much at all growing up, but I was exposed to unhappy marriages. Being able to talk about divorce openly is empowering and provides individuals with the knowledge and tools to make the decision to leave an unhappy and unhealthy relationship.
Prior to practicing as a family law attorney, I was a part of the Gender Violence Immigration Clinic and an extern at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. I worked to get relief for an LGBTQ asylum seeker, assisted on a U-visa case for a domestic violence survivor, and worked on various naturalization cases. Due to my background in working with survivors of domestic violence in immigration cases, I believe I am well equipped to delicately navigate the domestic violence issues that often arise with family law clients.
I was born and raised in Washington, and I love spending time exploring all the beautiful nature the PNW has to offer. In my free time I also love to try out new recipes, play volleyball, volunteer at API Chaya and spend time with my family.