MEET OUR TEAM
Meet Our Team
Christina develops and executes immigration strategies for a wide range of corporate clients in a variety of industries, including U.S. companies seeking to hire foreign workers and multinational companies transferring foreign employees and executives to the U.S. She also represents foreign investors, and serves as immigration counsel to a corporate services law firm with particular emphasis in assisting European interests in the United States. In addition, she assists individuals with family-based visas and represents individuals on a pro bono basis in a variety of immigration proceedings and applications. Previously, she practiced as a litigator at Sidley Austin, where she defended companies in complex federal and state litigation, including multi-district litigation. She earned her J.D. at Loyola University of Chicago Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude. In addition, she holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Medieval Studies from Yale University, a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and English Literature from Dalhousie University. She has significant experience working with students, and taught English for one year at the Lycee Condorcet in Paris, France after obtaining her undergraduate degree. Originally from Canada, she came to the U.S. in F-1 student status and naturalized in 2006.
As a first generation Mexican-American, Brenda has always had a passion for immigration law. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish with a concentration in Pre-Law and a minor in communication from Millikin University in Decatur, IL. From there, Brenda gained several years of experience as an immigration paralegal while she attended the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she served as Vice President of the Student Association of Immigration Law. Brenda is fluent in Spanish and English.
Yariza holds an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies and is also working on her Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies at Roosevelt University (expected in May 2020). Yariza’s passion for immigration started at a young age after coming to the United States as an immigrant from Honduras. She hopes to attend law school in the future and is fluent in Spanish and English.
Rachel earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Loyola University Chicago, but her interest in immigration law began during her time living in Washington, D.C. Prior to beginning work in the immigration field in 2017, she was a book and map conservator and holds a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from Dominican University. Rachel is currently a student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she is a Research Assistant and an executive board member for the International Law Society.
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