Carmela joined NCLEJ as a Senior Attorney in January 2022. Carmela brings a background in representing low-wage workers. Carmela previously worked as a supervising attorney in the Employment Law Unit of The Legal Aid Society, an attorney/supervising attorney in the Workers’ Rights Practice of the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center and law clerk for Judge Lois Bloom in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. She is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where she was a Stein Scholar in Public Interest and Law, a Crowley Scholar in International Human Rights and recipient of the Addison M. Metcalf Labor Law Prize and National Association of Women Lawyers Award. Carmela graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University’s School of General Studies.