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Karla Gutiérrez Iyer

Senior Paralegal, Office Manager

Karla Gutierrez Iyer is a senior paralegal and office manager who has been with the firm since its founding.  As an immigrant from Mexico, Ms. Gutierrez Iyer personally understands the difficulties of family separation in the immigration process.  She also understands that immigrants are essential to a healthy U.S. economy.  Thus, Ms. Gutierrez Iyer promises to treat you with respect and cultural sensitivity, because she understands that immigrants deserve no less.

In her spare time, Ms. Gutierrez Iyer enjoys outdoor activities and volunteering at immigration nonprofits.  She camps, hikes, and kayaks nationwide, and volunteers with BakerRipley, Memorial Assistance Ministries, and the Youth Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights in Houston.  Additionally, Ms. Gutierrez Iyer has a creative streak, and enjoys acting, painting, and theater.

Education

  • The University of Houston, Houston, TX,
    B.A. in Spanish, Candidate, December 2021
  • Austin Community College, Austin, TX
    Advanced Interpreting Certification, July 2013

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers AssociationParalegal 

Languages

  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (fluent)
  • French (conversational)

Past Employment

  • Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, Chicago, IL
    Senior Paralegal, May 2016–December 2017
  • Dang Law Group, PLLC, Austin, TX
    Paralegal, October 2012–August 2015
  • Austin Latino Theater Alliance, Austin, TX
    Producer, Director, and Actor,
    December 2007–April 2015