Like you, I am also an immigrant to this country. I was born and raised in Chihuahua, Mexico and I came to the United States in the year 2001 after my marriage to an American citizen. I attended law school in my country at the Universidad Regional del Norte in the state of Chihuahua. However, as many of you know, you can be “somebody” in your home country, but when you come to America without speaking English you are nobody here. I left behind my family, my country and everything I was familiar with to come to this country. I did not want to give up on my dream of becoming an attorney and helping people. I worked extremely hard to learn enough English to be able to continue my education in the United States and 5 years after coming to this country, I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Political Science major and a minor in Legal Studies. In 2008, I graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University school of Law and I opened my law firm in 2009.