Attorney Marta Velez graduated cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. As a 2L and 3L, she worked as a research assistant at her Law School. Attorney Velez was an active member of the school’s Civil Rights Workshop and a contributor of the UPR Law School Journal. Attorney Velez studied law abroad for a year in Barcelona, Spain.
Attorney Velez interned as a Law Clerk at the Central Investigations Panel of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Attorney Velez was a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Aleida Varona-Mendez at the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals. She volunteered as an interpreter at immigrant detention centers for CAIR Coalition, as well as, interned at Mil Mujeres, Inc., in Washington, D.C. Attorney Velez worked as a Staff Attorney for Mil Mujeres, Inc. Attorney Velez also worked as a Supervisor of the Legal Advocacy Program at CONNECT, Inc., in Harlem, NY.