Michelle Llosa joined the Florida Justice Institute as a paralegal in 2020. Prior to that she worked as a mitigation specialist with the Law Office of Miami-Dade Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez investigating clients’ psychosocial and educational backgrounds in order to advocate for reduced and alternative sentencing. Michelle was formerly a senior outreach paralegal at the Florida office of the Southern Poverty Law Center. There she was responsible for using litigation and advocacy to help end the era of mass incarceration, to root out racial discrimination in the system, and to ensure humane, constitutional standards for imprisoned persons.
Michelle is a graduate of the University of Chicago where she studied sociology and human development and of Northeastern University School of Law, one of our nation’s only public interest focused law schools. Michelle is committed to social justice and passionate about seeking solutions to end the mass caging of human beings.