Analisa Nazareno immigrated with her parents from the Philippines as a child and grew up in the immigrant suburbs of Los Angeles, California. Before beginning her law career, Analisa worked as a journalist and communications consultant. She wrote for the Miami Herald, the San Antonio Express-News, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among other newspapers, having covered K-12 education, Miami-Dade County affairs in the Florida state legislature, business news, and municipal governments.
Analisa graduated cum laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where she gained practical experience in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, served as an editor and writer for the St. Mary’s Law Journal, founded the Immigration Law Students Association, and earned the Women in Law Leadership Award and Pro Bono and Public Service certificate. Analisa interned at the Executive Office of Immigration Review, serving as a clerk in the Pearsall Immigration Court; the Fourth Court of Appeals, working for Justice Luz Elena Chapa; the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund on civil litigation; and American Gateways, doing asylum rights workshops for women in immigration detention facilities in South Texas. While in law school, Analisa served as a legal clerk with DeMott McChesney Curtright & Armendáriz for a year before beginning work with the firm as an attorney in the General Immigration Practice Group.
Analisa is fluent in Spanish.