Born to Dominican immigrants in Brooklyn, New York, Doris began to realize her strength as a Latin American woman from an underrepresented part of Brooklyn. From a young age, Doris’s parents instilled the importance of education in her and her siblings. With a passion for correcting the injustices existing in our society happening to children, Doris knows that it will take the completion of her degree if she hopes to bring about substantive changes in the criminal justice and child welfare systems.

“I am going to pursue my dream of working in public administration and start implementing changes in the way we deal with abused children and the people who break laws concerning children.”