I joined the OCC Honors Program with the goal of building a career focused on increasing financial inclusion.
Education: Stanford Law School, JD; Boston College, BA
Joined OCC: 2018
What is your professional and educational background?
After graduating from Boston College, I spent two years teaching U.S. History and Government in Brownsville, Texas with Teach for America. I then attended Stanford Law School, where I focused on international law and financial regulation. I began my legal career as an OCC Honors Attorney in 2018 and have been here since.
What path led you to start working at the OCC?
My personal, professional, and academic experiences have highlighted the role financial regulators play in protecting consumers and increasing access to the financial system. Understanding the importance of this role, I joined the OCC Honors Program with the goal of building a career focused on increasing financial inclusion.
What do you do at the OCC?
As a litigation attorney, I represent the OCC in court. This involves doing legal research, providing risk analyses, defending the OCC’s chartering authority, and drafting motions and briefs.
Do you belong to any employee network groups (ENG)?
I belong to the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA) and am an ally for several other ENGs. ENGs are a great way to find and connect with potential mentors.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I enjoy playing pick-up sports in DC, traveling with family and friends, and spending time with my two rescued Siberian huskies.
What would you tell someone just starting out at the OCC?
Don’t be shy about asking questions and finding mentors. Find co-workers whose writing and analysis you admire, spend time collaborating with them, and allow your confidence to develop organically.
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