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“I have wanted to be a lawyer as long as I could remember,” she said. “Growing up in Newark I got to witness so many injustices and saw people in desperate states of being. I thought being a lawyer would be the way to help these people who clearly did not know their rights enough to help themselves.”
Batista, who is bilingual, was a member of the Finance and Business Law Society, the Alternate Dispute Resolution Society, the Association of Latin American Law Students, the Black Law Students and also volunteered at Latino Justice PRLDEF in New York City. During her 3L year, she was the Region III President for the Hispanic National Bar Association for the Law Student Division.
She also participated in the Intellectual Property Clinic and got limited recognition to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office.