Mariela Lopez began at the firm as a high school intern in the fall of 2018. She graduated from Information Technology High School in Long Island City, New York in the spring of 2019 with a diploma in Career Technical Education. She is a recipient of the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship.
Ms. Lopez served as the President of the Student Body at her high schooland was a member of the National Honor Society, School Leadership Team, Principals Cabinet Team, and the Borough Student Advisory Council. Mariela also graduated from NYU’s Aspire program while having her own student blog on their website. Before beginning her internship at Desiderio, Kaufman and Metz, PC, Mariela interned with the Deputy Leader of the NYC Council, Jimmy Van Bramer.
Ms. Lopez will attend John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She plans to major in both Political Science and Economics and hopes to become an attorney in the near future.
Ms. Lopez is also fluent in Spanish.