I enjoy being an advocate for new Americans. I immigrated to the United States as a child and as a result personally understand the challenges that our complex immigration system poses for families and individuals.
In 1997, I graduated from Georgetown University in Washington DC with a Bachelor of Arts. Prior to attending law school, I worked as a high school teacher in Seattle and an ESL teacher in Thailand. These experiences helped me develop an effective communication style that I utilize with immigration officers, judges and clients.
In 2003, I received my law degree from the University of Washington. My focus was on Immigration and Refugee Studies.
I am a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyer's Association. I am admitted to practice before the United States District Court of the Western District of Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I received the 2015 Washington AILA Pro Bono Award for my work with detained families seeking asylum.
As an attorney who has practiced immigration law exclusively since 2003, I am proud of the high level of personal attention and case expertise that I bring to each client matter. I look forward to assisting you in obtaining immigration benefits or citizenship for yourself, a family member or an employee.