Hellen’s family is from Guatemala. As a child of immigrants, she grew a passion for wanting to help others in the immigrant community. Hellen started working for Immigrants First in June 2022. She values the work she does and expands her knowledge everyday.

Hellen is a first generation college student. She studied at Virginia Commonwealth University where she double-majored Philosophy and Law and Political Science and minored in International Social Justice. She graduated in May of 2022 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Philosophy and Law as Magna Cum Laude, as well as earned a Certificare in Global Education. Hellen hopes to one day return to school to pursue a law degree with a specialization in immigration law.

Hellen is fluent in Spanish.