Born in Mexico City, attended American School 1971-1984.
Married, Jesica Rodríguez Flores, Esq., 1988
Children: Cristina (17) Marisa (15), attended DeGolyer Elementary, Dealey Montessori, Marsh M.S., attend Booker T Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, also 5 exchange student daughters that attended W.T. White High School.
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
J.D., December 1996
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Ph.D., Molecular Immunology, 1993
NIH-NIGMS Grant Recipient
The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
B.S ., Microbiology, 1988
May 2005 – May 2012 Board of Trustees, District 1 – Dallas Independent School District
2006 - Policy Briefing Chair.
2007 - Education Briefing Chair.
2008 - Business Briefing Chair.
2009 - Policy Briefing Chair.
2008 - Audit Committee.
2011-2012 - Second Vice President
Ad hoc Committees to Reform Employment Practices and Mediation, Ethics and Fiscal Transformation.
Chair STAR Employee Commission – revamped district new employee intake policies.
Author: Transparency Policy, Sustainability Policy, Ethics Policy, Employment Practices and Mediation Policy.
Graduate, Center for Reform of Schools Systems, 2-year Reform Governance In Action Institute, including 18 retreats and 5 off-site trainings.
Graduate, Center for Reform of Schools Systems, Texas Institute. Dallas ISD Representative to the Council of Great City Schools.
Jan. 2006–Sep. 2009 NIH-NIGMS Advisory Council. National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.
Oct. 2008-Oct. 2012 NIH Council of Councils. Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives (OPASI) National Institutes of Health.
Public School Involvement:
2005-2013 Site Based Decision Management Team – W.T. White High School
2002-present PTA member, DeGolyer and Dealey Elementary and Middle Schools
2003-2005 Member and President, DeGolyer Dads’ Club
2013-present International Leadership of Texas
Boards and Community Involvement:
2014-present Local Board – Teach for America
2009-present Board of Directors, Medical City Hospital
2007-2012 Trustee, Executive Committee, The Museum of Nature & Science
2007-2014 Executive Board, Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America
2006-2012 Board of Directors, SMU Tate Lecture Series
2008-present The Dallas Assembly
2008-2012 Trustee, Good Shepherd Episcopal School
2004-2005 Trustee, Dallas Historical Society
2003-2007 Trustee, The Science Place
September 2002 to Present: Chalker Flores, LLP, Dallas, Texas - Present- Managing Partner. Determine patentability, research, draft and prosecute patents in the fields of: recombinant biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, nanotechnology, computer-aided imaging systems, nanobiotechnology, nanotechnology, integrated circuits, semiconductors and complex-mechanical patents for university and corporate clients. Areas of Specialization: Counseling start-ups, patent prosecution, litigation and licensing. Chalker Flores is a Certified DBE No. HMDB22517Y0405.
April 2001 to June 2001: Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County, Dallas, Texas Misdemeanor Prosecutor, Dallas County Lawyer-on-Loan Advanced Trial Training Program. Participated in all aspects of trial, including: witness interviews, trial preparation, voir dire, opening statement, direct and cross examination of officers, lay witnesses and expert witnesses, closing argument and punishment phase.
May 1998 to September 2002: Gardere, Wynne, Sewell, LLP, Dallas, Texas Associate, Intellectual Property. Determined patentability, researched, drafted and prosecuted patents of recombinant biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, computer-aided imaging systems and mechanical patents for university and corporate clients. Areas of Specialization: patent prosecution, litigation and licensing.
February 1996 to May 1998: Warren & Perez, Dallas, Texas Associate. Legal research and writing in the areas of patent prosecution, litigation discovery, invalidity and infringement in a wide variety of intellectual property practice areas. Draft patents in the areas of biotechnology, electrical and mechanical devices, integrated circuits, semiconductor processing and packaging.
August 1993 to August 1994: Arnold, White & Durkee, Austin, Texas Scientific Advisor/Patent Agent - Biotechnology Patent Group. Determined patentability, researched, drafted and prosecuted patents of recombinant biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals and mechanical patents for university and corporate clients. Areas of Specialization: Immunology, Recombinant Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Viral Gene Therapy and Growth Factors.
State Bar of Texas
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas
First languages: Spanish and English - Bicultural (México/U.S.), some Chinese.