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Roseni Plaza

Roseni Plaza is the Executive Director of the National Employment Lawyers Association, NY (NELA/NY), a plaintiff side, civil rights bar association, which advocates for employee rights.  She is also a consultant for the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, where she has worked as a Research Assistant, National Affinity Coordinator and Project Manager.  Roseni currently sits on the Centro Roundtable on Puerto Rico.

Roseni is also a member on the Executive Board of the National Puerto Rican Agenda (NPRA), a nonpartisan coalition of major stateside Puerto Rican national and local organizations and distinguished community leaders from all over the nation, where she strategizes on National Coalition building.

Roseni’s interest in Puerto Rico began early in life, during her yearly visits to the island.  She observed the changing cultural and economic climate that ensued for the decades to come. Her curiosity led to studies that explored how the political status of Puerto Rico influenced the social and economic lives of all Puerto Ricans.  Roseni is driven toward aligning stateside Puerto Ricans with island Puerto Ricans, to ensure that Puerto Rico is treated equitably in its struggle for economic stability and sustainability.

Roseni has a Masters of Arts in Urban Affairs, and a BA in Political Science, both from CUNY Hunter College.  She currently lives in Queens, NY, with her husband and son.