At the age of two, Brenda emigrated from Mexico. Raised in the city of Compton, her amazing immigrant parents instilled in her the true meaning of hard work. Brenda is the first in her family to pursue a higher education and has dedicated herself to serving underprivileged communities. She earned her B.A. in political science at Mount Saint Mary's University. At Southwester, Brenda worked with organizations such as Human Rights First, Public Counsel, KIND and National Lawyers Guild. Brenda will continue to pursue her goal of uplifting her community by becoming an immigration attorney.