I was born and raised in McAllen, TX and graduated from Col. James "Nikki" Rowe High School and the IB Academy. After graduating from high school I attended Texas A&M University where I was a member of the band and worked in the financial aid office. After my time at Texas A&M, I attended law school at Texas Tech University School of Law. While in law school I participated in mock trials, moot cout, and negotiations. I was also a member of the Administrative Law Journal, the only such journal in the state of Texas, and served on their executive board. I also participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic in my third year where I was able to practice criminal defense while still in school. I am licensed to practice in the state of Texas and I handle cases in Nueces County, Hidalgo County, and the surrounding counties.