Melissa received her J.D. with a specialization in Critical Race Studies from UCLA School of Law. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Political Science from UCLA. Melissa is a member of the California State Bar.
Prior to joining Becker & Lee LLP, Melissa worked at non-profit organizations, where she served immigrant survivors of domestic violence, victims of crime and human trafficking, families seeking reunification, and others in need of immigration relief. She has experience in a variety of immigration matters, such as U-visa, T-visa, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and I-751 petitions, as well as applications for asylum, adjustment of status, and naturalization.
Melissa has worked and volunteered with immigrant rights advocacy groups for over 10 years. She is the daughter of Thai immigrants, and is fluent in Thai.