Isabel de la Riva (San Antonio, Texas) has her own business consulting company, dlr Consultants, where she advises domestic and international companies on their policies, procedures, contracts, and general business needs. Isabel was also the founding partner of de la Riva & Associates PLLC, a full service law firm that was established in San Antonio in 1999 and proudly served the legal needs of the residents of Texas for 16 years. Isabel established a pattern of success early in her academic career by first earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston and continuing by graduating Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law, culminating with the award of her Juris Doctorate degree in 1999 and her founding of a new law review at her school, The Scholar which is still running. With a strong desire to give back to the legal community and provide opportunities for the next generation of professionals, Isabel has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas in San Antonio and the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. She received the prestigious Northwest Noon Business and Professional Women’s award of “Women to Watch” in San Antonio for 2003 and has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2008. The same year she attended Leadership Texas (2008 – “the best class ever”). Isabel is happily married to Ruth Whitenton where they are both doing their best raising their two sets of twins (yes, you read that right, TWO: three boys and one future LW member). She is often heralded as the smartest, funniest, and brightest by everyone and anyone who meets her but she is reluctant to share that since she does not want to brag.