Vanesa Aguilar was born in Palo Alto, California and was raised in Jalisco, Mexico for a part of her childhood. Vanesa’s upbringing in a Mexican immigrant family has made her a very compassionate person in helping others in all walks of life. This deep desire to engage with and assist individuals is what sparked her interest to join Becker and Lee. Vanesa previously assisted elementary school-aged children to succeed in an after-school program and involved their parents and families to support their children—the majority of whom were immigrants. Vanesa assists attorneys with preparing Adjustment of Status Applications, U Visa petitions, and Naturalization Applications. She also assists with Asylum Applications and cases that are in Removal Proceedings. Vanesa is fluent in English and Spanish.