Annaly Monteiro-Serena’19, Legal Studies

Annaly is a second-year AmeriCorps Legal Advocate in Cambridge, MA at Somerville and Cambridge Legal Services office, working on a variety of civil matters including but not limited to: education, mental health, and elder law.Annaly is currently working under the AmeriCorps legal advocates of Massachusetts
program. In her first year, she served as a housing advocate at the Justice Center of Southeast
Massachusetts LLC in Brockton, MA, where she assisted her supervising attorney in providing
counsel, brief service, or full representation of low income clients in housing or
benefits legal matters. Performing case management including client data
collection, recording case activity and also attending administrative hearings and
court proceedings are all pieces of what Annaly does as a legal advocate.
Annaly spent the summer after graduation as Special Projects Coordinator for the EXPLO summer program at
Yale, prior to beginning her AmeriCorps year of service. Following her semester abroad at University of Cape
Town, Annaly worked as an Ambassador for IES Abroad, where she promoted the global education
experience to her peers here at UMass.

While at UMass, Annaly:
o Was involved with the Cape Verdean Student Alliance (CVSA)
o Studied abroad at the University of Cape Town in South Africa