Brenda Lopez is State Representative for House District 99 in Gwinnett County. She made history in 2016 becoming the first Latina elected to the Georgia State Assembly. Brenda is the Principal Attorney at The Lopez Firm, LLC handling removal and family based immigration cases. Brenda seeks to incorporate immigration, civil rights, international law, and community development into the practice of law. Brenda holds a law degree from Syracuse University with a National Security and Counterterrorism certificate and a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University in Political Science and Sociology. While in law school, she was a clerk for Georgia Legal Services Program, American Civil Liberties Union, and an intern for Trial Judge Laura Galvan Salgado for the First District Court of Morelos in Mexico. Currently, she is member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, and Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Brenda is also involved in political, legal, and education advocacy. She is proud to serve as Vice-Chair of the Latino Caucus for the Democratic Party of Georgia. Among her lengthy volunteerism, she is most excited to be a G.E.D. instructor with the Marist School Adult Education.