Sarah is a 12th generation New Mexican. She was born in Albuquerque and raised by loving parents who taught her the importance of hard work, family, tradition, community and education.

Sarah grew up in the North Valley where she attended Alameda Elementary and Taylor Middle Schools. She later attended Laguna Acoma High School where she graduated as the Valedictorian. Sarah then attended the University of New Mexico through the Presidential and New Mexico Lottery Scholarship Programs. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and Political Science after four years of study. Graduation day was a momentous occasion for her family because she became the first person in her family to earn a college degree. Sarah went on to study law at the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she earned a Juris Doctor degree. Sarah was very active in law school. She sat on the boards for MALSA (Mexican American Law Student Association – whose core mission is to recruit, support, and graduate Hispanic law students), the Women’s Law Caucus and Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity and also participated in the District Attorney clinic where she prosecuted DWI and domestic violence cases. Sarah was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for her significant contributions to the law school community and was selected by her peers to receive the MALSA Law School Graduate of the Year award.

Sarah has been a licensed and practicing attorney for over 12 years and has a wide-range of legal experience. Sarah is passionate about helping others and has provided countless hours of free legal services to senior citizens through the Serving Our Seniors program, first responders (police officers, paramedics, firefighters) through the Wills for Heroes program, low income individuals in our community through Law-La-Palooza and New Mexico’s rural land grant communities.

Sarah and her family also own a small business located in the district. They took a risk and started the business in 2007 and employed 5 New Mexicans. They have grown the business through hard work and determination.  Today, they proudly employ over 50 New Mexicans.

Sarah resides in the North Valley, just a few blocks from her childhood home, with her husband, their two young children, and boxer dog, Rocky. She is a volunteer for Roadrunner Food Bank, a Girl Scout Troop leader and active with her children’s schools and their extra-curricular activities, which include: AYSO and RIO soccer, dance, piano, swim team and little league baseball. Sarah and her family are also active parishioners of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church.