Kate obtained her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her law degree from Marquette University. Kate focuses exclusively on immigration law and currently works in Elgin, Illinois as an associate attorney for the Law Offices of Shirley Sadjadi. She has also been a regular volunteer attorney with several nonprofit’s naturalization clinics.
Kate’s passion for immigration law began when she was living in Madrid, Spain, as an immigrant herself. While in Spain, Kate lived with a family from Ecuador. She witnessed them go through the Spanish immigration process and was there when the father received his citizenship. Obtaining his Spanish citizenship brought him and his family to tears, and it was this joy that inspired Kate to become an immigration attorney in the United States.
Kate is a member of the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she also serves as Co-Chair for the USCIS Chicago Field Office Liaison Committee. She is also an active member of the Chicago Bar Association. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, read, exercise, and spoil her dog, Marvin.