Legal/Judicial Experience: Attorney (licensed 2007); Owner, Hazelrigg-Hernandez Law Firm; Deputy, Skagit County Public Defender
Other Professional Experience: Manager at National Association for Ethnic Studies; Instructor at Western Washington University; Visiting Instructor at Universidad Latina de America; Legal Services Facilitator at Spokane Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Center
Education: Oak Harbor High School; ATA, Skagit Valley College; BA, Western Washington University; JD, Gonzaga University School of Law
Community Service: Skagit-Island Community Partnership for Transition Solutions; LBAW Free Legal Clinic; Skagit County Law Day Clinic; Mount Vernon School District parent volunteer; NW United Girls’ 06 Classic Team Treasurer; Bellingham YWCA Board of Directors
Statement: Born and raised in Northwest Washington, I attended Oak Harbor schools, SVC and WWU before Gonzaga law school. I am a seasoned trial attorney focusing on criminal law and a former instructor at Western Washington University. My years working as a public defender in the Skagit County courts, teaching at the university level, and demonstrated commitment to community service have uniquely prepared me to represent the residents of Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan and Island Counties at the Court of Appeals.
My legal career has been focused on access to justice and centered on providing quality advocacy for my clients, regardless of their socioeconomic status. I am a bilingual attorney, enabling me to connect with a broader cross-section of our local communities. Sharply inquisitive by nature, my approach to legal representation is thoughtful and reasoned. While I am open and effective in collaborative efforts, I will stand with confidence on independent positions.
I pursued a legal career to engage my love of research, analytical skills and advocacy for the benefit of the community where I live and raise my children. My work ethic is formidable, and I am ready to put it to work for District 3.