I was five years old when I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up and my answer was ‘to help people on the planet.’
I remember my male classmates being very vocal during my college years by raising their hands to answer or ask questions. I was a lot quieter because I thought I didn’t understand the material enough…
I grew up in an undeserved community in New Mexico and from a very young age, I wanted to be informed of what was going on around me.
That experience prompted me to change course from a graduate degree in Chemistry to Law school and I ended up getting my J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law.