Basic Info

First Name

Karla Sugey

Last Name

Stewart

Username

karlasugeylicona

Additional Contact Information

Pronouns

she/her/hers/herself

Progressive Profile

Current Employer

Oklahoma House of Representatives

Current Occupation

Legislative Assistant

Tagline

I am a dedicated legislative assistant committed to supporting Representative Amanda Swope and Representative Arturo Alonso-Sandoval in her efforts to serve our community.

Bio

My journey into progressive politics began when I moved to the United States from Mexico after graduating from law school. With a strong passion for justice and equality, I was determined to advocate for immigrant rights and support marginalized communities.

Upon settling in Oklahoma, I became involved in local advocacy groups focused on immigrant rights. This experience highlighted the critical need for comprehensive immigration reform and equitable policies to support all community members.

Driven by a desire to make a more significant impact, I began working as a legislative assistant for Representative Amanda Swope and Representative Alonso-Sandoval. In this role, I have had the privilege of supporting progressive policies that address crucial issues such as healthcare access, environmental protection, and educational equity.

My responsibilities include researching legislation, coordinating with stakeholders, and assisting in the development of policy initiatives that reflect our constituents’ values and needs. Through this work, I aim to contribute to meaningful change and help build a more inclusive and equitable society.

Impact

As a legislative assistant for Representative Amanda Swope and Representative Alonso-Sandoval, I have continued to impact progressive politics by supporting the development and implementation of policies that address healthcare access, environmental protection, and educational equity. My role involves researching legislation, coordinating with stakeholders, and assisting in crafting policy initiatives that reflect our constituents’ values and needs.

I also played a crucial role in organizing a rally against HB4156, an anti-immigration bill in Oklahoma. This rally brought together community members, activists, and local leaders to stand in solidarity against the bill, raising awareness and mobilizing opposition to protect the rights of immigrants.

One of my notable achievements was organizing a series of town hall meetings that brought together community members, local leaders, and policymakers to discuss pressing issues and collaborate on solutions. These events not only facilitated meaningful dialogue but also helped to build a stronger, more engaged community.

Through these efforts, I have strived to make a lasting impact on progressive politics by advocating for inclusive and equitable policies that uplift and empower all members of our society.

Mission

Looking ahead, my career aspirations are deeply rooted in my commitment to advancing progressive causes, particularly in the realm of immigrant rights and human rights advocacy. I am excited to announce my goal of starting law school next spring semester, where I intend to specialize in immigration law.

My ultimate aim is to become an immigration attorney, dedicated to providing legal support and representation to immigrant communities. I am passionate about defending the rights of immigrants and ensuring they have access to fair and just treatment under the law.

In the long term, I aspire to expand my impact globally by working as an advocate for human rights at the United Nations. I believe in the power of international law and diplomacy to effect positive change, and I am eager to contribute to initiatives that promote equality, justice, and human dignity on a global scale.

Through my journey in law school and beyond, I am committed to leveraging my skills and knowledge to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities, both locally and internationally. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had thus far to contribute to the progressive movement, and I look forward to continuing this work with dedication and passion.

Work History

Employer

Poder Judicial del Estado de Chihuahua

Occupation

Judicial Law Clerk

Start Date

August 1, 2017

End Date

December 30, 2017

Employer

SedLex

Occupation

Legal Intern

Start Date

December 1, 2017

End Date

May 31, 2018

Employer

Instituto Estatal Electoral y de Participación Ciudadana de Chihuahua

Occupation

Youth Electoral Representative

Start Date

February 1, 2018

End Date

May 30, 2018

Employer

Hampton Inn by Hilton

Occupation

Front Desk Receptionist

Start Date

August 1, 2020

End Date

July 30, 2021

Employer

SH Renovations

Occupation

Executive Assistant

Start Date

December 1, 2021

End Date

June 30, 2022

Employer

Global Immigration Group PLLC

Occupation

Immigration Case Manager/Paralegal

Start Date

June 1, 2021

End Date

May 5, 2022

Employer

EH Attorneys

Occupation

Executive Assistant, Paralegal, Attorney Suppor Staff

Start Date

May 1, 2022

End Date

January 30, 2024

Employer

Oklahoma House of Representatives

Occupation

Executive Assistant, Paralegal, Attorney Suppor Staff

Start Date

January 20, 2024

Volunteer History

Organization

Fundacion Sonar Despierto

Role

Caregiver

Start Date

August 1, 2016

End Date

December 30, 2016

Organization

Cair Oklahoma

Role

Food Lead

Start Date

May 5, 2024

Organization

Nicole Maldonado Campaign (HD89)

Role

Knocked doors for Nicole Maldonado Campaign

Start Date

March 4, 2024

End Date

June 17, 2024

Organization

Sam Wargin Grimaldo Campaign

Role

Knocked Doors (SD46)

Start Date

March 1, 2024

End Date

June 17, 2024

Education

School

Universidad del Valle de Mexico-Laureate International Universities

Degree

Bachelor's of Law

Honors and Achievements

Graduated in 2021 with a law degree, GPA of 9.4.
-Awards and Honors:
1. Best GPA of my class, CENEVAL Award.
-Certifications:
Oral Litigation, Diplomacy, International Law, Human Rights.
Ceneval Award of Excellence given to those who scored outstanding in their specific degree track. In this case it will be equivalent to the Mexican Bar Test.

Graduation Date

December 1, 2021