Zoraida is committed to social justice and has worked towards it in various professional and personal endeavors. She is excited to continue this work in Brookline with BCF. Zoraida is currently doing independent research focused on understanding race/racism, political economy, and inequality. In her career as a lawyer, she worked to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals; defend people in the criminal legal system; helped working people pursue employment discrimination claims; and represented students and faculty involved in university proceedings. Prior to that she worked with civil rights and other nonprofit organizations. She is an immigrant from Nicaragua who grew up in Southern California and now lives in Brookline with her husband and two daughters, who attend Lincoln School. She loves all things fall in New England, spicy food, and adventures with her family.