To continue our honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15, Garvish Immigration Law Group’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee will be highlighting the journeys of our very own staff members who celebrate their hispanic heritage. Nearly 40% of our team represents hispanic nations including Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador and Mexico. We are honored to work with such a diverse and talented group of (mostly) women and we cannot wait to share these inspirational stories!
Meet Alexandra Vasquez Sarrine, Senior Counsel at Garvish Immigration Law Group, LLC. Alexandra’s parents came to the United States in the 1980s from Bogota, Colombia. They settled in Naples, Florida where Alexandra and her brother were born and raised. Alexandra spent many childhood days at the gulfshore beaches in Naples and enjoyed many family vacations taking road trips around the United States and abroad.
Alexandra attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Journalism. Ever since high school, her professional ambition was to become a lawyer, but during college, she discovered another passion in journalism through her involvement in the on-campus newspaper and yearbook. This foray into journalism led her to New York City during her summers in college, where she interned at Shape Magazine. Her summers in New York were very exciting (she even met her now-husband there!) and her internship in the magazine world was very glamorous, but it also helped her realize that she wanted to pursue her career in the field of her original passion: the LAW. Her grandfather had been an attorney in Colombia, and Alexandra decided to follow in his footsteps.
Alexandra came to Atlanta, Georgia in 2009 to attend Emory University School of Law. She spent much of her practical training during law school in public service, from internships at a federal agency and clerking for a local judge, to internships at both the public defender’s and the district attorney’s offices. Alexandra is driven to serve a greater good, and she knew she wanted to pursue her career as an attorney in a field that would allow her to help people every day. So when she discovered that a local immigration law firm was seeking a Spanish-speaking attorney, she fell into a field she’d only considered as part of her family history and now became her professional future. In the 10 years Alexandra has been practicing immigration law, she has helped thousands of individuals achieve their American dreams and assisted many U.S. companies meet their business needs through immigration! She’s looking forward to the next decade of her immigration practice!
Alexandra enjoys practicing immigration law with her wonderful team at Garvish Immigration, many of whom are Latina as well, including her Colombian colleague, Natalia, who will we meet next week!
This monthly blog series on National Hispanic Heritage Month is produced by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee led by our Senior Attorney, Nadia Deans Kalata.
The DEI Mission is: To create and promote a diverse, equal, and inclusive work environment where all individuals are valued and respected and allowed to attain their greatest potential (professionally and personally) to work towards achieving the greatest benefits for all our clients.
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