Background

J.D. (Juris Doctor), University of Virginia School of Law

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), magna cum laude, Harvard University

Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera, level C2 (native fluency), awarded by Spanish government, 2009.  C2 is the highest fluency level in the European language accreditation system.

The American Translators Association has certified me for Spanish into English translation, and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services has certified me for English into Spanish translation.

I have studied Spanish language and culture at the Universidad de León in León, Spain; in Quito, Ecuador; in Guanajuato, México; and at the University of Washington, Seattle.

I am a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association (inactive status) and the American Translators Association.  I am admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington.