Sarah joined our firm in October 2014. She is an experienced immigration attorney with a passion for human rights, foreign languages and all things international. She began her international human rights work in 2005 at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in San Jose, Costa Rica, resettling Colombian refugees to third countries.
In 2006, she participated in a fact-finding mission in Quito, Ecuador to gather the personal stories of Colombian refugees in an attempt to persuade the U.S. government to change their policy on the material support bar to refugee resettlement.
While pursuing her legal studies, Sarah served as Executive Editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law. Sarah began her full-time legal career in customs and international trade law as an associate at Sharrets Paley Carter & Blauvelt in New York, NY and subsequently spent several years sharpening her litigation skills in private practice before discovering her true passion of immigration law in 2012. Sarah is currently a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and serves as a mentor to pro bono attorneys.
Sarah advises on all types of immigration cases including family-based, employment-based, asylum, U visa, VAWA, naturalization and removal defense in Arlington and Baltimore immigration courts.
In her free time, Sarah is a volunteer English teacher at Washington English Center, a refugee mentor through Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, and performs with a student dance company.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies cum laude, American University
Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center
Foreign Languages: Spanish
Bar Admissions: New York, District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit