Attorney, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
JD, BA (Spanish and English) CIPP/E, CIPP/US
The Democratic Party if Wisconsin - Federal Account; ActBlue in Arkansas
The Greeley Rodarte Center Advisory Board, ALIGHT (Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking), the Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, the Colorado Women's Bar Association, Colorado Attorneys for the Arts, the Colorado Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association
Working with the Rodarte Center has exposed me to the issues faced by many latino families in Northern Colorado. In my work for ALIGHT, I represent sex trafficking survivors, and I've become much more sensitive to the unique issues they face and their particular brand of resiliency. I served as a mentor through the Inn of Court and counseled my mentees through finding employment in a crowded economy.
Redistricting shapes our democracy on a fundamental level. Thoughtful redistricting is especially important now in light of the partisan controversy that impacted the collection of census data. I feel a duty to make sure underrepresented groups are accounted for in the process.
As an attorney, I am well-practiced in identifying and addressing the issues in controversy to streamline the discussion. I negotiate contracts daily and I understand that in every negotiation, the success of the resulting relationship must be the ultimate focus. I am trained to be objective and consider all elements of an issue.
Law school trains students to apply reason to a problem. When I worked as a litigator, my arguments usually prevailed, often because I was able to make fine, but important, distinctions in the facts of the case. I would bring those skills - attention to detail, full comprehension of any issues, and pointed presentation of the fair position - to the redistricting process.