Meet Our Team
Senior Paralegal / Office Manager
Ana is a certified paralegal with past experience at a family law firm, and past immigration-related experience having volunteered at the non-profit organization Catholic Charities in Concord California before joining the Stouffer Law.
Ana became interested in working in immigration law growing up as an immigrant. Ana witnessed and experienced the difficulties immigrants lacking lawful status in the United States face day to day. Ana was raised by immigrant parents who worked hard from sunrise to sundown in the fields of Salinas, California to raise her and her siblings. Ana has witnessed firsthand the sacrifices that hundreds of immigrant parents make coming to an unknown country seeking work and a brighter and safer future for their families. Ana is proud to be an immigrant herself and grateful to be able to help and make a difference in the lives of many people who are struggling like she and her family once did.
After obtaining legal status in the United States, Ana pursued a paralegal certificate in order to work within the field of immigration law. Ana enjoys being able to help people, and enjoys being part of a team of advocates at Stouffer Law who truly care about clients and strive to provide excellent and quality legal services.
Ana is fluent in English and Spanish.
Evelyn is a first-generation American, born in Fort Worth, Texas. She moved to San Antonio at the age of three. Evelyn completed High School and attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where she earned a BA in 2017; majoring in Political Science and minoring in Legal Studies & Global Affairs.
Before joining Stouffer Law, Evelyn had over six years of experience working as an immigration paralegal at Texas-based law firm DeMott, McChesney, Curtright and Armendariz, LLP. During the early years of her professional career, she specialized in Consular Processing with Inadmissibility Waivers along with overcoming administrative processing and public charge issues during the Trump Administration. She later explored removal defense and employment-based visas. Evelyn remains incredibly grateful for the rewarding aspect immigration law provides in so many areas.
Growing up first gen, Evelyn understands the harsh realities of immigrants. She heard the scary stories, including the bits and pieces of her parents and sister’s arrival to the United States. She knew her family’s fear of living undocumented, and intimately understood the lack of certainty in the future of all the nation’s dreamers, as her sister is a DACA dreamer. Evelyn always knew, without a doubt, that she would work in a field that empowered these communities. She is glad to have joined Stouffer Law, where she can continue work with a team of fellow advocates who share her mission.
Evelyn is fluent in English and Spanish.
Erica is the proud daughter of immigrants and a native of San Francisco with more than 20 years of administrative experience in companies throughout the Bay Area.
Prior to her time at Stouffer Law, Erica was the lead administrative assistant for a major labor company in Northern California, where she worked closely with the executive team to establish a management-to-employee workflow and communication system that employed dozens of workers in underserved communities.
After almost two decades of balancing a family of 3 children and work, she pivoted to a career that will allow her to grow as a professional with a new challenge — following her passion for helping others.
In joining Stouffer Law Erica is excited to help the legal team better navigate clients through a critical transition in their lives — much like she did for her parents 25 years ago. She enjoys meeting people from different countries who, just like her parents, immigrated to the United States and sought a better life for themselves and their loved ones.
Erica is fluent in English and Spanish.
Elsie faced family separation from her husband firsthand for two years while he was going through his immigration process. During this difficult period, she was essentially a single parent to two young children. Enduring this difficulty made her resolved to get into the legal field. She received her certificate as a certified paralegal and will complete her in May 2023.
Elsie joined the team at Stouffer Law as a legal assistant after first completing her paralegal studies internship with the office. She feels fortunate to have met amazing colleagues who helped her decide that immigration law is the career she wants to pursue.
Elsie is fluent in English and Spanish.
Jimena has over 5 years of dedicated experience in the immigration field. She is currently pursuing her associate degree in paralegal studies at Arizona Western College with an anticipated graduation date in the Spring of 2024.
Growing up in a border town between Mexico and the United States, Jimena witnessed the diverse reasons driving people to immigrate, sparking a profound interest in becoming involved.
During Jimena’s college journey, she had the privilege of working with a non-profit organization where she assisted farm workers in obtaining H2A and H2B visas. Early in her professional career, Jimena discovered a deep passion for helping others navigate their immigration journeys, recognizing the profound impact it has on their lives.
Jimena is fluent in English and Spanish.