Elena Goldberg Velazquez

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    EV Elena Goldberg Velazquez, Trustee

    Elena Goldberg Velazquez, Esq., works in the Law Department, in the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, and First Department as the Principal Appellate Court Attorney. Previously, Elena worked at Soto, Sanchez and Negron, LLP where she handled civil litigation.

    Elena is active in the Puerto Rican Bar Association, she is a Committee Member of the New York State Bar Association Diversity Committee and serves as Chair of Judicial Diversity Sub-Committee. Elena also serves as a board member of the City University of New York School of Law Board of Visitors. Elena earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Syracuse University. Elena earned her Juris Doctor from City University of New York School of Law Queens College

    Elena was the recipient of the 2012 Manhattan Times/Bronx Free Press Distinguished Women’s Award, the Puerto Rican Bar Association’s 2009 Young Lawyer Women’s Award, 2007 Entre Nosotras Award and 2006 Latin Scholarship Award.

    She is a firm believer in Charter Schools though the unique personalized attention provided to students. She believes that giving back to the community is essential for community growth and self-growth. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.