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 Law Office of Christine Stouffer.
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 Law Office of Christine Stouffer who truly care about clients and strive to provide excellent and quality legal services.
Ana is fluent in English and Spanish.
Alma Bautista Ramirez
Alma enjoys being able to help immigrants as she knows first-hand how difficult it can be to be undocumented. She was born in Chavinda, Michoacan, Mexico but came to the United States at only five years old. Alma grew up in the Bay Area and she calls Oakland, California her home.
Alma is a first-generation college graduate from CSU East Bay. She initially obtained her Psychology Associate Degree from Merritt College and transferred to CSU East Bay where she majored in Ethnic Studies. Initially, Alma wanted to become a therapist but began working at a private immigration law firm where she immediately fell in love with working with the undocumented community. She mainly assisted low-income individuals with previous history of trauma through their immigration process. Alma understands that as an immigrant living in the U.S. everything is just so different. it is a new country and language for many, and it is just the beginning to one’s new journey. Alma enjoys helping clients with care and empathy and trying her best to assist with everyone’s case. She is passionate in advocating for others and seeing the end process of a case is her favorite part of her work.
In her free time, Alma enjoys spending time with her family. Her and her husband are often taking their two babies out for trips to the movies, beach, or park. Alma also enjoys listening to music and reading.
Alma is proud to be part of the team at Stouffer Law as every one of the team members truly cares for each client and works for the best outcome in each case.
Alma is fluent in English and Spanish.
Administrative Assistant / Client Relations Coordinator
Arlette obtained an Educational Degree at the National University of Honduras, being honored with Magna Cum Laude recognition. Since she was very young, she knew she had a passion for knowledge and helping others, she comes from a family of teachers and felt education was a great environment to connect with people and contribute positively to their lives. She worked as a teacher and studied, for 8 years; she knows firsthand what it means to work hard for your dreams.
Eventually, her passion for working with people allowed her to assist in social projects, helping young people to improve their skills and find a job, she made community interventions with entrepreneurial and job projects in Honduras. She enjoys spending time with her family and doggies, loves technology and creating digital materials.
Arlette has lived immigration herself, with her father traveling to provide his family with a better future. She knows how hard it is to be separated from the ones you love and hopes to contribute to other families facing separation.
She lives in Honduras and feels very happy to have the opportunity to support the Law Office’s team and clients.
Arlette 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.