I am beyond honored to become the next Executive Director for the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice and to continue to lead the agency in our mission to secure justice for survivors. A huge thank you to Norayma Cabot who led us through a pandemic, helped strengthen our organization, and personally provided three years of direct mentorship to me. I am truly grateful.

I have worked at LACLJ for ten years and in the nonprofit sector my entire legal career. As the daughter of refugees from Cuba, I often see my family’s experiences reflected in our clients’ stories. I grew up understanding what it meant to have a dictator take away every right – to vote, to free speech, to a free press, to own a business, and more. My parents came to the U.S. for freedom, and taught me and my siblings that without justice, we are not free. This worldview led me to law school and to a career seeking freedom for everyone.

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