Doctor of Jurisprudence (Law Degree) From St. Mary’s University, Cum Laude. Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.
Professional and public service / Experience and background
Bussiness Owner, Vielma Law Firm, 2006 to Present. Former Councilwoman of Laredo City District 5 Chief Felony Prosecutor for Webb and Zapata County District Attorney’s Office. Elementary School Teacher at United ISD. Mental Health Manager at Border Region MHMR Center. Grant Writer for City of Laredo Community Development and Economic Development Departments.
Current Continuing Legal Education Director and past Officer of the Webb County Bar Association. Former Board Member of Casa de Misericordia, Domestic Violence Shelter. Legal Aid Liaison and founding coordinator of the “Pro-Bono Social Justice Night Court”. Founder and organizer of the Annual Summer Fun Fest for Victims of Crime and At-Risk Youth. Board member of “Don’t Give Up!” –A local non-profit organization serving at-risk populations. Consulting Attorney for the Regional Mexican Consulate. Immigration Attorney for the Catholic Diocese of Laredo. ACTS Pioneer for various Parishes since 2001.