Berenice Sanchez was born in LA County and later relocated to Moreno Valley, CA. She attended Arizona State University and received her B.A in Justices Studies with a minor in Italian and a Certificate in Socio-Legal Studies. Berenice has aspired to become an attorney since she was five years old, but she never considered pursuing a legal career in immigration. It wasn’t until her sophomore year at ASU, when she interned with the Florence Project Children’s Program that she began to consider it. She is a daughter of immigrants who came from Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico over 20 years ago. Her parents became citizens with the help of pro bono attorneys that her father found. As a result, she never lived in fear of deportation, and in the heat of this political climate, it is something she feels grateful for every single day. She is passionate about pursuing a legal career because she desires to emulate the attorneys that helped her family.