candelaria_barbaraBarbara Candelaria is the Deputy Director of Operations with the Law Offices of Tahir Mella. P.C. She works tirelessly to ensure a smooth immigration process for each and every one of our clients. Barbara graduated with honors (Cum Laude) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey achieving her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. While attending school she participated in many student organizations and volunteered at the Seeds of Hope Ministries in Camden, NJ.

Before pursuing her civilian career, Barbara proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. She courageously dedicated her life to military service on October 15, 2001, directly after the horrific events that took place on September 11, 2001. She served as a Diesel Mechanic and notably reached the rank of Sergeant in just four years. She is trained in martial arts, land navigation, chemical warfare, combat water survival, and marksmanship.

In her free time, Barbara enjoys fine dining, gardening, and watching documentaries.