I was born in Bulgaria and, although my parents and I moved to the United States when I was young, I still spent every summer there with my extended family. I grew up caught between two languages and two cultures, which drew me to study linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. I have always been a lover of words and grew up in a family of writers. I find that much of the legal profession involves storytelling. Telling our clients’ stories is my favorite part of the job—giving them a voice and easing some of the most difficult moments of their lives. I have seen firsthand the impact immigration and divorce can have on families, so I can appreciate the opportunity to be a part of an organization that facilitates these matters with grace and compassion.
The camaraderie of working with the small team at ZafiroLaw is indispensable. I love developing relationships with our clients and giving them a personal touch. I believe it shows that we value them just as much as they value us. In fourth grade, my mom asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. She chuckles at my answer to this day: A Supreme Court justice. I think my nine-year-old self would be proud that I shot for the moon and landed among the stars.
University of California, Berkeley