After attending school at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) studying finance and real estate, Stephanie made her home in California in 1980.
She is an attorney admitted to the California bar, and in 1997 was named Pro Bono lawyer of the year for this area.
After settling in Long Beach, Stephanie was in the first graduating class of the Long Beach Citizens, Police Academy. Since that time, she has been involved in many local issues.
Stephanie has taught battered women at Rainbow Services in San Pedro how to legally protect themselves and their children, she has mediated disputes between neighbors, and has worked with the Long Beach Police Chief's task force to ensure fairness to gays and lesbians.
was the valedictorian of her 1997 graduating class
from Pacific Coast University.
Reba's practice emphasizes step-parent adoption, probate and estate planning.
She was co-counsel in 2008 with Lambda Legal, in the precident setting case Ellis vs. Arriaga.
Both Stephanie and Reba are past presidents of Women Lawyers of Long Beach.