My name is Valeria and I am originally from Puerto Rico, where I majored in psychology at the University of Puerto Rico and received my degree this year. During my undergraduate studies, I had several jobs such as being a Youth Advisor for the Puerto Rico Department of Health and completed the SEO Law Fellowship before starting at Columbia. At Columbia, I am a 1L staffer for the Journal of Gender and Law, participant in the LaLSA Asylum and Refugee Law Moot Court, and a 1L Events Representative for ACLU-CLS. Although I am interested in litigation and civil rights, I do keep an open mind as to potential areas of interest as I navigate law school. I also am a photographer and enjoy exercising and exploring NYC's restaurant scene.