Thais currently serves Youth Represent as a Paralegal. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She subsequently received her Master of Public Administration from Texas Southern University. Thais began her professional career working with the Vera Institute of Justice's Pretrial release program in her hometown of New Orleans, LA. Prior to joining Youth Represent, she worked as a Court Advocate with the Center for Community Alternatives. She strives to gain the knowledge and experience needed to achieve her long-term goal of founding her own nonprofit focused on progressive reform initiatives in her hometown.