Lourdes has more than 20 years of experience assisting attorneys with family-based and employment-based immigration matters, naturalization applications, immigration court cases and consular processing. Prior to joining Becker & Lee LLP, Lourdes worked as a legal assistant with another immigration law firm in San Francisco. Lourdes’ first exposure to immigration law was through her work as a clerk-interpreter at the Immigration Court in San Francisco. She became familiar with immigration applications and procedures by performing consecutive and simultaneous translations during immigration court proceedings and assembling files and supporting documents for daily hearings. Lourdes was born in Riberalta, Bolivia. She first came to the United States as an exchange student during her senior year of high school. She returned to Bolivia and graduated from the University of San Simon in Cochabamba, Bolivia. In 1965 she immigrated to the United States as a permanent resident. Lourdes is fluent in Spanish and English.