Sesilia Valdez Diaz

Sesilia Valdez Diaz
Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow, Southeast Office

Sesilia begins her legal career at LatinoJustice’s Southeast office in Orlando as an equal justice works legal fellow sponsored by the Florida Bar Foundation. Her fellowship project is called the “Central Florida Workplace Justice Initiative” (CFWJI). She will advocate for Latina workers in the hospitality industry facing employment law issues.

Sesilia graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in criminology. She is a 2017 law graduate of Florida A&M University College of Law, where her passion for public interest work began. Sesilia was awarded the International Human Rights Law Fellowship during her first year of law school and was a student legal intern in the College of Law’s Guardian ad Litem and Community Economic Development Legal Clinics. She also interned with the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association as a guardian ad litem intern.

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Juan Cartagena

Juan Cartagena

President and General Counsel

"There is an urgent need today … to analyze the intersection of police reforms, changes in the penal system and drug policy in this country. In reality, Latinos are disproportionately and negatively affected by police and criminal system practices that discriminate against them but rarely involve them in forging solutions."

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