Ms. Markowitz has appeared before immigration courts in Florida, California, Connecticut, Kansas, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Ohio, and North Carolina. Ms. Markowitz is Guatemalan-American originally from Miami Beach, Florida and fluent in Spanish. Ms. Markowitz attended Florida International University, from which she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Ms. Markowitz continued her education at St. Thomas University School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. During her time at St. Thomas University Ms. Markowitz served as Secretary and Vice president of the St. Thomas Environmental Law Society. Ms. Markowitz also served as President and Vice President of the St. Thomas chapter of Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Ms. Markowitz was also a member of Phi Alpha Delta. Additionally, Ms. Markowitz interned at Guardian ad Litem and became a Guardian ad Litem volunteer for the 17th Judicial Circuit. Ms. Markowitz was also a Certified Legal Intern at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office. As a certified legal intern, Ms. Markowitz represented the state in prosecuting misdemeanor domestic violence defendants. She did a judicial internship with the Honorable William Thomas in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida where she researched all areas of civil litigation. Ms. Markowitz is licensed to practice in Florida and is a member of the Florida Bar and of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.