Alisia Ortega is the Co-Founder of Couture Virtual Consultants. She received a B.A. in Spanish and Music, a minor in Portuguese and a Certificate in Latin American Studies from the University of Iowa. Alisia is fluent in English and Spanish.
She began her career working at a non-profit in Chicago, Illinois. She briefly paused her professional career to raise her three children. When she was ready to re-enter the work force she knew she was passionate about bringing positive change to the community and for the past six years has continued to work in the non-profit sector.
She has experience in customer service, administrative services, and direct legal services. Alisia previously provided immigration legal services and served as the lead case worker. She represented clients before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Executive Office of Immigration Review- Omaha Immigration Court.
Alisia was born and raised in Nebraska. Alisia lived in Chicago, Illinois for 12 years and lived in Guanajuato, Mexico where she taught English for two years. In her free time, Alisia enjoys photography, spending time with her family and traveling.
Jessica Bernal is the Co-Founder of Couture Virtual Consultants. She received a B.A. in Communication and Minor in Spanish from the University of Nebraska Omaha. She received an accelerated certificate in Legal Studies from Metropolitan Community College. Jessica is fluent in English and Spanish.
Jessica worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade. During that time she held several positions. She was previously the Senior Director of Program Services where she was responsible for developing, directing, and overseeing the Immigration Legal Services, Microbusiness and Asset Development, and Emergency Food Services programs.
In addition, Jessica was the Director of Immigration Legal Services for over five years where she managed the day-to-day operations of two office locations and provided legal supervision to the program staff. Jessica also represented clients before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Executive Office of Immigration Review- Omaha Immigration Court.
Jessica is originally from Chicago, Illinois and loves spending time with her family. She enjoys traveling, shopping, a good cup of coffee and pampering her Maltese dog, Coco.