Growing up, her parents taught her anything was possible and the importance of creating the change our community demands. Her father immigrated from Mexico when he was 2 years old and worked his way through San Angelo College and Texas Law. Her mother is a former kindergarten teacher, domestic worker, and now owns her own real estate business. Both of her parents instilled the importance of education, hard work, and giving back to the community.
With those lessons in mind, Bianca dedicated her legal career to public service. Bianca has served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Travis County District Attorney’s Office in the Child Abuse Unit, Child Welfare Docket, and Juvenile Division where she worked hand-in-hand with victims and their families to ensure justice. She has tried cases ranging from traffic tickets to first degree felonies.
She currently serves as Assistant Director of Behavioral Health, Diversion, and Speciality Programs at the Travis County Attorney’s Office. As Assistant Director, she oversees and streamlines diversion programs, which provide people the opportunity to seek treatment and access to social services.
As a native Austinite and two time cancer survivor, Bianca has a deep passion for making Travis County a safer and more equitable place. She recognizes how race, socioeconomic status, and geography directly affect the outcomes of criminal and civil cases. Additionally, as a native Spanish speaker, Bianca understands the importance of having a culturally competent and accessible courtroom.
A lifelong Democrat, Bianca has served as Secretary of the Travis County Democratic Party (TCDP) under two different TCDP chairs and she previously served as the Vice-Chair of Capitol Area Progressive Democrats.
She has a deep level of community involvement. Annually, she hosts a Backpack Drive for under-served students in Southeast Austin to ensure all students have the school supplies they need to be successful in school. She currently serves as a Board Member of Planned Parenthood of Central Texas and Waterloo Greenway. She is a Truman National Security Project Political Partner and a volunteer with the Junior League of Austin, the Austin Latino Coalition. Bianca has previously volunteered her time with Con Mi MADRE, the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber, and various high school mock trial organizations.
Bianca has Bachelor of Arts and Masters degree from The George Washington University in International Affairs and earned her J.D. from Texas Law in 2012. Bianca has been awarded the 2016 Young Hispanic Professional’s Association of Austin Emerging Leader Award and the 2020 Corazon Award from Con Mi Madre. Bianca and her fiancé, Mike, live in East Austin with their furbaby, Ziggy Stardust.