Vera’s experts conduct research and analysis and develop policies and programs in a variety of criminal and social justice fields. Their varied knowledge, background, and experience enable Vera to address the full spectrum of national and local justice issues.
Bettina Rodriguez Schlegel joined the Center on Immigration and Justice at the Vera Institute of Justice in March 2015. She is a Senior Program Associate for the Legal Orientation Program. Prior to Vera, Bettina worked as a Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County in California. In that role, Bettina served as project lead for the LIBRE program (Linking Immigrants to Benefits, Resources and Education). Bettina graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2011, where she focused on immigration issues. She also graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006 with a BA in Sociology. Bettina is fluent in Spanish.
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