I was born in San Jose, California and have lived my entire life in Silicon Valley. Before attending law school, I spent 10 years working with local startups in the technology industry. Not only did that experience give me a solid foundation within the industries of business and technology, but it also opened my eyes to a realm of new possibilities. I saw up close how devastating the litigation process can be for small companies, and my interest in law began to grow.
The more I witnessed the impact of legal problems in small businesses, the greater my interest became. At that time, I knew of very few female attorneys but was entirely confident that my knack for solving puzzles could only be an asset to the businesses I would be working with in the future. So I went out to California University, got my business administration degree, then proceeded to law school at Golden Gate University. Three years later, I passed the California Bar Exam on my first try and knew with complete certainty that I had found the right way to help local businesses.
The challenge of solving legal puzzles is what got me into law. The way it helps my clients thrive is what keeps me coming to work each day.