Growing up in a colonia in southern New Mexico near the U.S.-Mexico border, Grecia experienced first-hand the effects of the immigration system not only by watching her mother navigate through it but also through the palpable presence of border enforcement authorities throughout the area. Prior to attending law school Grecia worked as a community organizer fighting alongside leaders in underrepresented communities. After serving in the Peace Corps in Panama she knew law school would provide her the tools to further help marginalized communities, specifically the immigrant community. She interned at a legal nonprofit that gave her a deeper look at the U.S. immigration system and she also did an internship on the Hill that exposed her to, amongst other things, immigration policy. Grecia is excited to continue growing her legal experience by working with the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project on representing unaccompanied minors in California.