Who am I?
I am the parent of a child with a disability in the public school system. I know exactly what you are going through if you have just had a diagnosis, are struggling to obtain a diagnosis, or are fighting with your school district on needed services and plans for your child.
As an advocate for your child, I can tell you tricks, tips, and strategies to get what you want for your child, as well as point out the regulations and procedures that might best help you.
As a former community organizer, I think that every parent needs to be able to know how to access laws and procedures that affect their children.
Want to know more about me?
At the age of 23, I founded a grassroots organization for Latina women called Latina Mami,
in Austin, Texas. (Latina Mami runs in Austin and in L.A. now.) I hosted Latina Mami’s “Mamis of Color” radio show, for 8 years on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin, and served on the KOOP Board of Directors.
I graduated with a Juris Doctor from The Peoples College of Law.
I have worked as a professional advocate and organizer on immigrant rights and reproductive justice issues, especially as they affect working-class women. I now work privately with attorneys on special ed and disability cases in both Texas and California.
I was named one of Austin’s “10 Most Loved Women” by Austin Monthly Magazine and was featured in Latina Magazine as an “Inspiring Latina”. I’ve also been named an Ernst and Young’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.
Click here for an article written about me and Latina Mami/organizing and why I do some of the work I do.
I serve on the board of Community Lawyers, Inc. in Compton, serve as vice president of the board of Peoples College of Law in Los Angeles, and divide my time between Los Angeles and Austin as I study for the 2018 bar exam.