Priscilla is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center and of the MBA program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Prior to completing her graduate studies, she worked for nearly eight years with Customs and Border Protection as a United States Border Patrol Agent. Her time with the agency inspired her personal and professional commitment to fight for the rights of all people and led to her decision to become an attorney.
Most recently, Priscilla worked as Assistant District Attorney for Cameron County in the misdemeanor trial division. Her commitment to social justice has been central to her work from her early days as a law student, as a law clerk for the Cameron County District Attorney’s office, as a judicial intern with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas for Judge David Hittner, and as a Judicial Intern with the Houston Immigration Courts. She was also a student attorney at the University of Houston Law Center’s Civil Clinic, Texas Innocence Network, and the Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project. As a recipient of the Texas A&M’s Texas Apprenticeship Network, she worked with immigration attorney’s on complex immigration cases involving visa waivers, asylum, and assessment of criminal federal sentencing guidelines.
Priscilla’s background in public service and private practice gives her a unique insight into the complexities of the justice system. As a wife and mother of four children, she is deeply committed to making the Rio Grande Valley a better place for the next generation.