Personal: The daughter of two Azorean immigrants, I grew up in the Portuguese enclaves of Fall River, Mass. and East Providence, R.I.
Academic: A Doctor of Jurisprudence, I concentrated in Family Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, practicing law with two clinics in the nationally-ranked Clinical Law Program and clerking as a student fellow for the Center for Families, Children and the Court. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in News/Editorial Journalism and Women’s Studies at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and University of Maryland-College Park. On the road to becoming the first person in my bilingual home to graduate from college, I completed my journalism capstone unit as a reporter with Capital News Service, and lobbied Congress as an intern with the National Women’s Law Center.
Professional: Attorney licensed to practice law in Rhode Island state courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Author of “The pain and gain of growing up Portuguese,” published by the Portuguese American Journal. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn to learn more about my other work experience.