I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I received my undergraduate education from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. After college, I returned to San Antonio and attended St. Mary's University School of Law. During law school I worked as a Student Attorney at the Center for Legal and Social Justice. I was a member of the honorary legal fraternity, Phi Delta Phi, and in my second year I was a member of the Moot Court Team. During the summer between my first and second year of law school I had the great pleasure to attend the Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria. After graduating law school, I joined Plunkett & Griesenbeck, Inc. as an Associate.