Miguelina Camilo was born in the Dominican Republic. She immigrated to the United States with her parents in the late 1980’s. Miguelina received her B.A. degree in Political Science from New York University in 2007 and her Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 2012. In law school, she was active in the Student Bar Association and Criminal Law Society.
From 2012 to 2015, Miguelina worked at the law office of Murray Richman, a criminal defense attorney in the Bronx. There, she handled both misdemeanor and felony matters as well as federal cases in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
From February 2015 to June 2016, Miguelina was an associate at H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C., where her practice focused on criminal defense, matrimonial and family court matters. She is admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars. Since July 2016, Miguelina is principal at Camilo Law Firm, P.C. in the Bronx where her practice focuses on family, matrimonial and criminal matters. She currently serves as President of the Dominican Bar Association, member of the Bronx Bar Association and the Bronx Women's Bar Association, the New York City Criminal Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association-Family Law Division, vice chair for Bronx County Democratic Committee and she is an active member of the Bronx Connect family where she mentors Bronx at risk youth.
Most recently, in May 2018, Miguelina participated as a volunteer Judge for the 7th and 8th grade Thurgood Marshall Mocktrial Competition held every year at Bronx County Supreme Court and coach in May 2019.
Miguelina was also appointed Bronx Democratic Commissioner of the Board of Elections in March 2019.