Jocelyn Emmons is a first-generation American, born and raised in Long Island, NY, whose roots are from Guatemala. Jocelyn moved to Durham, NC, in 2012, completed High School at Northern, and started working at at this firm in January, 2015. Being a daughter of immigrants, she knows firsthand the difficulties that arise when learning to live in a new country, and she enjoys helping those going through similar transitions. Her passion is helping and encouraging those who need it most. She feeds this passion by working alongside the attorneys to help change clients’ lives. Her favorite part of the job is seeing loving families stay together and thrive. Jocelyn hopes to one day become a child welfare social worker, so that she can continue helping children and their families. She takes pride in being a working mother and enjoys her weekends outdoors with her husband and son.
Laura Morales is a “Dreamer.” Born in Guatemala, she was brought to the United States when she was just nine months old. Laura was raised in Brentwood, New York, and then came to Durham NC in 2007 to raise her own children. As a mother of three, the past few years have been dedicated to them as a mostly-stay-at-home mother, though she has also been an entrepreneur, running a business with her husband. Now, having joined the firm in 2018 as a receptionist, she is looking to fulfill her own dreams as well as to help others fulfill theirs. For Laura, the most exciting part of her job is meeting people from different cultures. Her main goal is to help hard-working people achieve their goals for their families; however, with a special place in her heart for all children, she particularly wants every child to have the life they deserve, without fear, able to feel safe where they live, learn, and play.