Ms. Jeri was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in the Austin area. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with honors in December of 1999 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. In May of 2006, she graduated from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. While attending Texas Wesleyan University, Ms. Jeri served as Staff Editor and later as Articles Editor of The Texas Wesleyan Law Review. In November of 2006, she received her license to practice law and was admitted to the Texas Bar.
Ms. Jeri first joined Reina & Bates Immigration Law Group in September of 2006, working as a Law Clerk. She became an Associate with the firm in November of 2006.
Prior to joining Reina & Bates Immigration Law Group, Ms. Jeri interned for the Texas Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission. In this capacity, she had the opportunity to work on a number of consumer protection issues.
Ms. Jeri is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is fluent in Spanish.