Heidy Avila joined The Law Office of Kathryn N. Karam in March 2018 as a bilingual Legal Assistant. She joined the firm with public service experience as a CPS Social Worker, advocating for children's rights, and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. Heidy first became interested in Immigration as young teen while living in a predominantly immigrant neighborhood of Los Angeles, California and witnessing firsthand her community’s daily plight due to a lack of legal status. This experience sparked the fuel she needed to successfully become a first-generation College graduate and position herself to better serve her community. Her ambition, compassion, and desire to help others has enabled her to become a versatile Legal Assistant with this firm.