I was a freshman at Texas Tech University when I first saw injustice with my own eyes. I worked at the Lubbock County Detention Center and spent hours with detainees, building friendships, learning about their lives, their struggles, and how they ended up in the criminal system. From that point forward, I knew I wanted to spend my career fighting for people in the criminal legal system.
I’m a first-generation American and grew up in an immigrant household. My mom was raised in Colombia and my dad is from Greece. They had to start over after leaving their home countries, so they understand the value of education, helping others, and embracing diversity.
My parents encouraged me to prioritize education and instilled the importance of helping others in me. I am forever indebted to their sacrifices. That’s why after graduating with a degree in social work, I chose to work with incarcerated individuals, people in recovery, and foster children.
Every person I met had some involvement with the law and I knew I wanted to be on their side, helping them navigate the system. I continued my education at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. During my time in Norman, I spent my summers in Oklahoma, Houston, and Austin interning for brilliant and passionate criminal defense attorneys. I assisted on cases ranging from assault and family violence to capital murder.
My job at Cofer & Connelly is to relentlessly advocate for my clients. I have a diverse practice, but lead our efforts on expunctions, administrative license revocations, and license eligibility. I also participate in new client meetings and take lead on translating for our Spanish speaking clients.
Aside from work, a lot of things make me happy! I love to travel. My most frequently visited country is Colombia, where I get to spend time with my family and eat a lot of good food (like arepas). I also love to read. My favorite book is Untamed by Glennon Doyle, and Mark Pryor is my favorite author. And finally, I love hanging out with my dog, Oscar! He’s the greatest Aussie ever.
- Texas Tech University, BA with Honors
- University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D.
- State Bar of Texas
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Associate, Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
- Legal Intern, Federal Public Defender’s Office of the Western District of Texas
- Legal Intern, Texas Innocence Network
- Legal Intern, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
- Legal Intern, Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office