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!
Natalia Muñoz, Associate Attorney at Garvish Immigration, enjoying a beach vacation with her family.
Meet Natalia Muñoz, Associate Attorney at Garvish Immigration Law Group, LLC. Natalia was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. Growing up she thought of becoming a doctor following in her father’s steps but her love for the humanities led her on a different path and after attending college in Bogota, she graduated with a law degree from Universidad de los Andes.
During her college years Natalia enjoyed working in human rights and joined projects such as a research project funded by the International Red Cross and being a member of the moot court team representing her school in the Inter-American Human Rights Competition in Washington D.C. She met her husband, who is also Colombian, in college and they came together to the U.S. to pursue their graduate studies in Boston. They have since stayed in the U.S. and have lived here for over 20 years; 14 of those years in Miami prior to moving to Atlanta 5 years ago.
Natalia practiced tax law, mainly advising foreing investors, for over 14 years before joining Garvish Immigration last year. Her love for human rights issues and her own experience as an immigrant fueled her interest in immigration law and she was happy to accept Elizabeth´s invitation to join the firm and how much she has learned so far. Practicing Immigration Law has given her a sense of purpose and she loves working with the Garvish Immigration team. She also enjoys being able to connect with her clients, many of which are also Latin, and having a shared culture and language with them is something that allows her to foster those connections while helping them.
Natalia is very proud of being Colombian and she loves to share the beauty and rich culture of her home country with others. She treasures every opportunity she gets to visit Colombia and frequently travels there to visit her family and friends. Watching her American born children growing up to also embrace and love their Colombian heritage is one of her biggest joys in life.
Natalia with her children.
Natalia with her parents and siblings.
Natalia's sons celebrating their Colombian heritage.
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.