I am a native New Mexican. I graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a dual degree in International Relations and Spanish in 2005. After college I moved to Shanghai, China where I studied Mandarin at Jiao Tong University. In 2007 I moved to Hong Kong where I worked for Bloomberg Financial. I graduated from UNM School of Law in 2013. During law school I served as the Vice-President of the Women's Law Caucus ('11), the Vice-President of the Mexican American Law Students Association ('12-'13), as a Professional Manuscript Editor of the New Mexico Law Review ('12-'13), and received the Dean's Award for Significant Contribution to the Law School Community and Clinical Honors. I am a board member of the New Mexico State Bar Committee on Women and the Legal Profession and I serve as a volunteer attorney panelist on the New Mexico Medical-Legal Review Board.