Melissa Cabello Havrda received a B.A. in political science from St. Mary’s University in 2001, a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2007, and an MBA from UTSA in 2013.Between degrees, Melissa served her native San Antonio
by working as an assistant to then-Mayor of San Antonio
Ed Garza. She went on to serve as an assistant to Mayor Emeritus Lila Cockrell and former Councilwoman Bonnie Conner with the non-profit San Antonio Parks Foundation. To continue her dedication to her community, Melissa joined a prominent firm in 2008 representing clients in Social Security Disability claims
. Melissa now owns her own firm.Melissa is also a proud graduate of the inaugural Latina Leadership Institute through the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is also an alumnus of Leadership San Antonio 41 through the SAHCC and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Melissa also teaches at St. Mary’s University and serves her community as a San Antonio City Councilwoman.Melissa is a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio, and National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. Melissa feels inspired by her clients to advocate and fight for them every day.Melissa has been married to Jason Havrda for over twenty years and they are the proud parents of three children.