Office Manager


Esmeralda was born in Austin but grew up in Georgetown, where she participated in running the family restaurant, the Rio Bravo Mexican Cafe.  This is where she developed an affinity and acumen for business and customer service.

Esmeralda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Texas State University in 2010,  specializing in the area of  Corrections.  She went on to  receive her paralegal certificate from Austin Community College in 2015.

Esmeralda worked for Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center for many years before coming to West Short and Associates, PC.  While there she worked with at risk youth and mentored juveniles aged 10 – 16 years old.