“Helping others in the pursuit of justice has always been my calling. Working at Arnold & Itkin is an honor because I know everyone here shares an unparalleled commitment and passion to fight for our clients. When you choose Arnold & Itkin, you’re choosing a team of lawyers that will fight for what’s right, that will fight for you.”
Amanda attended Texas A&M International University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts (2015) in English and Political Science. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Amanda participated in Harvard Model United Nations conferences and the International Public Debate Association, where she won a national title.
Amanda began her life-long goal of becoming a lawyer by attending Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, Amanda served as an assistant editor of the Georgetown Technology Law Review and was a part of Georgetown’s Institute for Public Representation Clinic where she worked on civil rights cases, including employment and gender discrimination matters. It was during this time Amanda’s passion to practice law in a meaningful way and represent clients who had suffered grave injustices was ignited.
During her time in the nation’s capital, Amanda interned as a law clerk at the U.S. House of Representatives. She also served Washington D.C.’s inner-city youth as a part of Georgetown’s Street Law program where she taught constitutional law to local high school students and led them to compete in a city-wide mock trial tournament. Amanda began her legal career as a Georgetown Law Fellow at Catholic Charities’ of Galveston-Houston’s St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance.
During her time at Cabrini, Amanda represented indigent clients in immigration proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review and the United States and Citizenship Immigration Services. Amanda assisted dozens of unaccompanied children who were seeking asylum or had been trafficked into the United States.
In her spare time, Amanda continues to volunteer with Catholic Charities and is a member of the Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston. When she is not advocating on behalf of others, Amanda enjoys jogging, cooking, and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Amanda is a native Spanish speaker.