I have been working on behalf of immigrants and refugees since 1994. I graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center where I was the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. I spent a year at the European Court of Human Rights as a Fulbright Scholar, researching sources of international human rights law that prevent the deportation of foreign nationals. I worked as an associate at the world’s largest immigration law firm for eight years in their New York, Brussels and San Francisco offices, and then spent five years at the US Court Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as a staff attorney in their immigration group. I returned to private practice in 2014 and established my firm in Oakland in January 2018.