Veronica Serrato was the founding Executive Director of Project Citizenship. Veronica has a long history in legal services, which includes her position as Senior Staff Attorney at the Volunteer Lawyers Project, where she was responsible for family and guardianship law; as a clinical instructor and later specialist consultant on domestic violence cases at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School; and as an attorney handling domestic violence issues at Casa Myrna Vazquez. Serrato also worked previously as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County. Serrato clerked for Chief Justice Hennessey at the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. She graduated from Boston University School of Law with a JD, cum laude, in 1988 and later taught legal writing, research, and oral advocacy at BU Law for seven years. At Harvard University, she completed her AB in government. Veronica is the recipient of the 2013 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women in Law Award, the 2015 Boston University School of Law Public Interest Attorney Award and the 2016 Boston University School of Law Victor G. Garo Public Service Award. She is the 2017 Silver Shingle award from the Boston University School of Law for Service to the Community. She received the Ohtli Award in 2018 from the Mexican government for her service to Mexican citizens. She stepped down as Executive Director of Project Citizenship in July 2020 and now serves on the Board of the Clowes Foundation as well as on the Leadership Council of the Harvard Law School Legal Services Center.
Jan 11, 2021