Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Erika joins the STERN Law team after more than 6 years working in immigration law, primarily focusing on removal defense. As a first-generation immigrant herself, Erika is passionate about helping people navigate the complicated immigration system and obtaining their own American dream.
Erika moved to the United States at the age of 14, quickly learned English, and graduated from high school in metro Atlanta. Although her legal status required her to pay for out-of-state tuition without access to the HOPE scholarship, Erika graduated from College with honors and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. In her time off, Erika enjoys taking beach vacations with her husband and keeping up to date with political developments in her home country.