Join us in welcoming the newest additions to the VLP family!
Kenji Yacsavilca graduated from UMass Boston in 2012, majoring in Political Science. He's worked in the technology and legal industry for nine years, most recently at a large health care IT company. Drawing on his background in IT management, Kenji provides technology and administrative support to VLP's staff. He enjoys music composition, reading, and painting in his leisure time. Kenji is a native Spanish speaker and a first-generation American and is passionate about helping under-represented communities.
Makayla Connor graduated from Brandeis University in 2021, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International and Global Studies. She went on to do a service year with Americorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts in the Elder Law Unit at Metrowest Legal Services in Framingham, MA. Makayla previously worked at VLP in the spring of 2021 as a Bankruptcy intern and rejoined the team in the summer of 2022 as the Consumer and Employment Paralegal.
Lurenne Velazquez Carrasquillo graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Political Science and joins the VLP as a Bilingual Intake Specialist, where she seeks to gain experience in different areas of law to aid underserved communities. Before joining VLP, Lurenne worked at the Boston Court Service Center, where she helped self-represented litigants complete documents for their cases and navigate the court system. Lurenne is passionate about teaching, previously working as a Tutor for Ringle and currently working part-time as a Course Teacher for Elite Open School. Lurenne enjoys reading in quiet cafés and traveling with family and close friends in her spare time.