Betty is a paralegal in the Hartford Office. For nearly two and half decades Betty devoted her professional career to advocating for the environment as the legislative and government affairs director for several non-profit environmental organizations. Betty transitioned from advocating for the general population to the individual when she came to work for the Federal Defender Office in 2014. As a paralegal she conducts client interviews for social histories for pre-trial use and for early termination of supervised release, does discovery review with clients and discovery analysis, provides client services to incarcerated clients and their families, and along with Federal Defender Ward represents the FDO in Reentry Court in Hartford. Prior to joining the FDO, she worked as an independent CJA paralegal on a major case, traveling daily for 15 months to Connecticut’s maximum security prison to review discovery with two co-defendants. Betty received her BA degree in Geography magna cum laude from Southern Connecticut State University.