Gladys D. Garcia, Paralegal and ESL Outreach Coordinator
Gladys joined The Community Tax Law Project in November of 2018 as a paralegal, providing support to our attorneys and clients. One of her focus areas is working with H2A and H2B visa workers, in partnership with the Legal Aid Justice Center and the Central Virginia Farmworkers Initiative.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Gladys moved to Virginia in 1999 after graduating from college. She holds a Master’s Degree in Operations Research from the Florida Institute of Technology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the Virginia Commonwealth University.
Prior to her current position, Gladys worked as a paralegal with Virginia Poverty Law Center's Eviction Legal Helpline. She also worked as a Public Benefits paralegal, healthcare navigator, and community educator and organizer at the Legal Aid Justice Center in Richmond, where she was part of the Economic Justice and Immigrant Advocacy Programs. Gladys also served in the U.S. Army Reserves as an Aviation Operations Specialist and worked as a civilian employee for the Department of Defense focusing on logistics studies.
In her spare time, Gladys enjoys cooking, reading, cross-stitching, doing calligraphy, and traveling with her mother and her dog, Baileys.