Carolina Garcia

Carolina Garcia earned her J.D. from the CUNY School of Law. While at CUNY, Carolina represented clients charged with misdemeanors in Queens Criminal Court as a student attorney with Main Street Legal Services and assisted incarcerated clients challenging solitary confinement time and conducted investigation for Doe v. City of New York—seeking class action reform for women experiencing sexual abuse by correctional officers at Rikers Island—with the Legal Aid Society’s Special Litigation Unit through the CUNY Law Defender’s Clinic. She also served as an executive board member of both the Latin American Law Student Association and CUNY’s Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity chapter, earning recognition as a recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award. She spent her 1L summer with the Urban Justice Center’s Mental Health Project as a Charles H. Revson LSPIN fellow and her 2L summer with the Bronx Defenders’ Criminal Defense Practice. Prior to law school, Carolina interned at the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Appeals Bureau and was a paralegal at Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. She received her undergraduate degree from St. John’s University, where she graduated cum laude. Carolina is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge in Italian.