I am a native New Mexican from Mora, New Mexico, and I have served my community and New Mexicans my entire life. For sixteen years, I coached and taught students at the following high schools: McCurdy, Capital High School, Cibola, Volcano Vista, and others. As an educator and coach, I encouraged students to make a difference and create positive change in society.
In 1999, a drunk driver took the life of my mother. After the tragic loss of my mother, I was reminded that my mother declared that I would become an attorney, so I returned to the university environment and graduated from University of New Mexico School of Law and became a licensed attorney in New Mexico. As an attorney, I sue drunk drivers and handle a variety of personal injury cases and medical malpractice. Because serving others is paramount, I have devoted my life to educating others and lending a helping hand. As a result, in 2016 my brothers and I created The Estella A. Romero Scholarship to honor my mother’s memory and aid students who have been affected by drunk driving or alcohol. In 2016, my brothers and I awarded two scholarships and a one-time award to three high school students in New Mexico.