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  • 2009 J.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona Certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy
  • 2009 M.A., Latin American Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2005 B.B.A., Accounting, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • 2005 B.A., Spanish, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Iowa
  • United States District Court Northern District of Iowa
  • United States District Court Southern District of Iowa

Professional Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
    • National Employment Lawyers Association – Iowa Chapter, President, 2021 - present


  • English: native speaker
  • Spanish: fluent
  • Portuguese: reading ability


  • Attorney, Riccolo, Semelroth & Henningsen, P.C. (2012-present)
  • Research Affiliate, Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. www.nni.arizona.edu (2009-2012)
  • Visiting Researcher, Centro de Derechos Humanos, Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. www.derechoshumanos.udp.cl (2009-2012)
  • Legal research assistant for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, S. James Anaya. (2008-2009)

Pro Bono and Service Work

  • Commissioner, 6th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission (2022-2028)
  • Board Member, Linn County Advocate, Inc. Cedar Rapids, IA (2021-Present)
  • Volunteer Attorney, Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors, Cedar Rapids, IA (2015-2020)
  • Volunteer Mock Trial Coach, Various Institutions (2005-2017)



  • Navigating the Employment Environment After an Injury, Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa's Best Practices in Brain Injury Services Conference