Laura, in her own words:
“I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. I came to the United States when I was seventeen, along with my parents and my younger sister. I went to a Catholic high school in Colombia where I gained very strong moral values. It was really important for my parents for me to pursue my education. I initially attended Raritan Valley Community College, where I received an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Paralegal Certificate. Afterwards, I transferred to Montclair State University where I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Studies. I interned at another immigration law firm before working for AML, where I gained experience as a paralegal. My personal experience led me to work for an immigration firm so that I could help others going through the same thing my family and I experienced.
My father has worked for the same company for the past fourteen years. He started as an installer and has moved up to be production manager. He has worked so hard to learn English and to provide for our family. He taught me to be a hard worker and to fight for my dreams. My mother is a stay-at-home mom. From her I learned to be compassionate and patient. My parents and sister have been my engine and my greatest supporters.
I got married last September. My husband is Korean and even though we have different backgrounds, we share the same values. We spend most of our free time together or with our families. I can say we are the biggest foodies and sports fans. My hobbies are working, reading and traveling.”