I graduated from New Mexico State University in my hometown of Las Cruces. After obtaining a master’s degree in London, I began my legal career with a clerkship at a civil defense firm in El Paso, Texas. It was through this experience that I decided to attend the University of New Mexico School of Law. While in law school, I was an editor on the New Mexico Law Review and taught civic education to area high school students through the Mashall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. At graduation I received clinical honors for my work at the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic. After graduation, I fulfilled a term as a judicial law clerk to Judge Katherine A. Wray at the New Mexico Court of Appeals. My appellate clerkship gave me a broad perspective on the litigation process and prepared me for my role at Butt Thornton and Baehr. The breadth of my work history reflects a commitment to the people in the state of New Mexico, where I intend to remain and develop a practice that serves those in these borderlands.