Coming from a family who immigrated to the United States over 20 years ago, Ms. Gomez understands the challenges that foreign nationals face in immigrating to the United States. Her first brush with immigration law came when she was forced to navigate the complicated process of immigrating her foreign husband to the United States. The difficulties she faced inspired her to develop a blog to serve as a legal resource for others.
Ms. Gomez is a law school graduate living and working in San Diego, California. In 2014, she graduated from the University of San Diego, with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Political Science. She currently holds a Doctorate in Law (Juris Doctorate) from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
While at the University of San Diego, Nathalie interned with the prestigious Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, where she became closely involved with the Justice in Mexico Project (JMP). At the institute, Ms. Gomez was involved in the research of all aspects of security and the rule of law in Mexico, and was a regular contributor to JMP’s blog and the Violence and Victims Monitor. Ms. Gomez also had the opportunity to interview TED fellow and documentary photographer Jon Lowenstein, regarding the plight of undocumented immigrants and victims of drug violence in the United States and Latin America.
Before graduating, Ms. Gomez participated in a study abroad program touring Europe and the Islamic World. In Europe, she had the opportunity to engage in political discourse with Jerome Riviere, Member of the French National Assembly, Bruno Tertrais at the Foundation for Strategic Research in Paris (Nucleur Developments in the Middle East), Rodrigo Villamizar, former Minister of Energy of Colombia on Energy Futures in North Africa and the Middle East, Moroccan journalist and activist, Aboubakr Jamai, on the Arab Spring, and David Hobbs, Secretary General of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Ms. Gomez also had the opportunity to attend a presentation by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria. In the Middle East, Ms. Gomez attended a foreign affairs discourse at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.
After graduating from the University of San Diego, Ms. Gomez worked at a boutique immigration law practice in several capacities as a paralegal, immigration consultant, and sole contributor of the law office’s immigration blogs. During her time at the practice, Ms. Gomez focused on family-based immigration visas, naturalization, and employment-based visas. She has extensive experience processing immigrant and non-immigrant visa types including: H-1B visas for professionals, adjustment of status applications for permanent residency, national visa center consular processing, removal of conditions, fiancé visas, student visas, business visitor visas, change of status petitions and more. Since 2014, Ms. Gomez has helped hundreds of foreign nationals from across the globe achieve their immigration dreams—entrepreneurs seeking to scale their businesses in the United States, students, computer engineers, software developers, fiancés of US Citizens, small business owners, U.S. employers of foreign nationals, religious workers, and athletes.