Carina Patritti is a proud New Yorker. She was raised by Uruguayan parents in a bilingual household in New York City. Currently, Carina is an attorney in the Immigrant Youth Representation Project at The Legal Aid Society of New York where she defends immigrant children in immigration court and in family court. She works with immigrant youth to secure humanitarian protections and legal status in the United States. She has been working with indigent immigrant clients since 2013.
Carina also served as a union delegate for UAW Local 2325- Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, where she represented fellow attorneys in the Immigration Unit from 2016-2018. Prior to working as an immigration attorney, she worked as an associate in a federal criminal defense firm. After law school, Carina was a fellow with the New York State Division of Human Rights and Amnesty International. Carina is a 2011 graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she was a recipient of the Cardozo Service and Achievement Award. Carina is passionate about immigrant rights and social justice issues affecting marginalized communities.