Lia Parada is the legislative director at America’s Voice. Lia has tremendous experience working on immigration reform and is well known on the Hill as a result of her time spent in the offices of Reps. Becerra and Jim Moran. Prior to joining America’s Voice and America’s Voice Education Fund, Lia Parada served as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-31), Chair of the House Democratic Caucus. In this role, she advised the Congressman on immigration and was his primary liaison to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. She also played a key role in passing the DREAM Act in the House in 2010. Her policy portfolio also included Telecommunications, Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Appropriations. Prior to joining the office of Congressman Becerra, Lia worked for Congressman Jim Moran (VA-08). As Legislative Assistant to Congressman Moran, Lia served as the lead on immigration, Latino outreach, and Spanish language press. In addition she oversaw appropriations requests for the Financial Services Subcommittee and immigration portions of the Homeland Security Subcommittee. Before working in Congress, Lia was a paralegal to a Virginia-based law firm where she worked primarily with indigent Latino defendants preparing clients for trials. Lia, is a native of Alexandria, VA. She graduated from George Mason University and is the daughter of Salvadoran immigrants.