Perla Baez received a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Spanish Literature from SUNY Albany. Before coming to work for The Bronx Defenders, Perla was a Legal Interpreter for a private criminal defense attorney. Perla interned at the office of the Bronx Borough President and was part of a legal support group working with the Finance and Records Department for Fitzpatrick Harper Cella Scinto. Since beginning her tenure at The Bronx Defenders, Perla has held many positions. She began as a Receptionist and then worked as a Legal Assistant, Arraignment Clerk, and Team Administrator before moving into her current role as an Immigration Civil Legal Advocate. Perla is fluent in Spanish.