I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Growing up I was taught to put forth my best effort and to be kind. I graduated from Brackenridge High School and made the decision to attend college in Boston--first at Boston University and later at the University of Massachusetts - Boston. While finishing up my final semester of school I was hired as a congressional aide to Senator Edward Kennedy. As an aide, I worked in constituent services primarily focusing on veterans’ affairs, employment, issues with the bureau of prisons, as well as coordinating the Senator's internship program. My time there opened my eyes to the importance of serving my community and the enjoyment of public service. It was then I realized that law school would better enable me to help people in more ways.
My grandmother became ill and I decided to move back to San Antonio to help with her care. During this time I was accepted and enrolled at St. Mary’s University Law School and in 2005 I graduated from law school. I remained in San Antonio near my family and began practicing law. I am now married to my caring husband Robert. I have two fantastic children, Charlotte and Harrison. We have a monstrous dog named Valentine and a feisty cat named Freida.
Over the years my practice has included assisting clients with criminal, family, and probate matters. In recent years, my practice as focused on cases in the Bexar County Children’s Court representing parents and children involved in abuse and neglect cases. In representing children in these cases I have seen first hand how issues of instability, domestic violence, and drug addiction can shatter families. Despite the challenging nature of working in this area of law I have gained a deep degree of satisfaction in knowing that I am able to help my clients. It is my hope that as County Commissioner of Precinct 3 I will be able to help more people and families on a larger scale.
My experiences with policy, in the courtroom, and in our community have prepared me for the responsibility to serve as a Bexar County Commissioner. I would be honored to represent the residents of Precinct 3 and I humbly ask for your support.