Education


  • Juris Doctor with a Certificate in Health Law, Saint Louis University
  • Master of Arts in International Relations with a Specialization in Statistical Methodology, University of Arizona, Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics, Saint Louis University, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Publications and Presentations


  • “Immigration Compliance.” The 16th Employment Law Update. The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce (2012).
  • Chapter on “Reverse Mortgages and Foreclosures in Missouri.” Missouri Bar CLE, Elder Law (2010).
  • “Event History Analysis: A New I.D.E.A. and a New Approach to Diversionary Theory.” American Political Science Association Conference. Chicago, Illinois (2007)
  • “Rational Actors: Do Political Leaders React or Anticipate Changes in Public Opinion?” Western Political Science Association Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico (2006).
  • “From Promises to Policy: An Examination of How Presidents Achieve Success in Presidential-Sponsored Legislation.” Penn State McNair Research Conference. University Park, Pennsylvania (2004).

Foreign Language Training


  • Mandarin Chinese from Sprachcaffe International in Beijing, China
  • Spanish at the Universidad de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Spanish at the Madrid-SLU Program in Madrid, Spain



Community Activities


  • The Woodlands Bar Association – Board of Directors Member
  • Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos
  • Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association – Night Court Member
  • State Bar of Texas: Business Law, Construction Law, and Corporate Counsel Section Member
  • Knights of Columbus
  • St. Anthony of Padua Church Member

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