Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
Ms. Schmitz is an attorney on Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s (TRLA) Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) team and is the Branch Manager of their Dallas office. Her work is largely focused on helping immigrant survivors of violence seek legal protection through protective orders, custody orders and divorces as well as immigration remedies. Before joining TRLA she served as Legislative Director and General Counsel for a state representative in the Texas Legislature. In that role she worked on a wide range of policy issues including women’s health and access to justice. She is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and Austin College in Sherman, Texas. Following her graduation from Austin College, she served as a Fulbright Scholar in Spain.