Marta Velez graduated cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. During her second and third years there, she worked as a research assistant, and was an active member of the school’s Civil Rights Workshop and a contributor to the UPR Law Journal. She also studied law abroad for a year in Barcelona, Spain. Prior to joining BxD, Marta interned as a Law Clerk at the Central Investigations Panel of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, and was a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Aleida Varona-Mendez in the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals. She previously volunteered as an interpreter at immigrant detention centers for CAIR Coalition, and was both an intern and, later, a staff attorney at Mil Mujeres, Inc. in Washington, D.C. Marta also served as a supervisor in the Legal Advocacy Program at CONNECT, Inc., in Harlem.
*Not yet licensed to practice in New York. Licensed to practice in Puerto Rico.