Prior to her time at the College of Law, she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida where she tried jury trials to verdict, involving narcotics violations, firearms offenses, immigration offenses, and fraud. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she was also responsible for investigating narcotics violations, interstate theft, firearms offenses and security threats on public officials. She also worked on the commercial litigation team of Hunton & Williams (now Hunton Andrews Kurth) in Miami.
She received her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, she was the Managing Editor of the Latino Law Review and a member of La Alianza. Upon graduation, she served as a Harvard Law School Samuel J. Heyman Fellow for Public Service. She has clerked for the Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks and the Honorable Cecilia M. Altonaga in the Southern District of Florida. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
She serves as the Co-Chair of the Miami Chapter of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance. She is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association and has served on CABA’s Marlins Committee to raise funds in support of CABA’s Pro Bono Programs. She is also a member of Harvard First Generation Alumni Group of South Florida, Harvard Club of Miami, and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers.