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Ingrid saw a law degree as the tool that would help her affect the bigger picture.

 “After college, I was a union organizer in California,” she explains. “I felt I was doing something important, but wanted to be a change agent on a wider breadth of issues.”

Today, at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 615, in Boston, Ingrid serves as general counsel for the fastest-growing union in North America. She represents 18,000 members in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, including janitors, security officers, maintenance and custodial workers, and window cleaners.

“It’s hard work,” she says, but eminently satisfying. “I learned from [Professor] Karl Klare that when you work on the union side, you have to be smarter and more creative,” she says. “I love the challenge.”

Co-op 1

Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston

On her first co-op, Ingrid wrote a booklet, “Know Your Legal Rights,” specifically for immigrant workers.


Public Interest Law Scholar

As a result of her commitment to social justice, Ingrid received the law school’s most generous and prestigious scholarship.


  • Latin American Law Students Association
  • Massachusetts Employment Law Association (founder of NUSL chapter)

Co-op 2

US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Boston

Ingrid honed her legal writing skills on this co-op, drafting summary judgment decisions for Judge Patti Saris.


Poverty Law and Practice Clinic

Ingrid represented several clients in unemployment hearings, where she learned how to cross-examine.

Co-op 3

Segal Roitman, Boston

Ingrid credits this co-op with introducing her “to what it means to be a union lawyer.”

Co-op 4

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston

Ingrid researched the potential employment application of newly enacted U-Visas and helped to launch a CORI reform project.

After graduation

Staff Attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services, Employment Unit, Boston


Associate General Counsel, Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ


A creative thinker who advocates for low-wage, immigrant workers.