Yanitsia Irizarry Mendez, Esq.
Ms. Yanitsia Irizarry Mendez has served millions of people as Secretary of Puerto Rico Children and Families, where she personally managed one of the biggest agencies in government, with 7,000 employees, a $2.73 billion budget and offices throughout the island. In 2011, Caribbean Business recognized Ms. Irizarry-Mendez as its Public Sector Person of the Year.
Ms. Irizarry Mendez graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, School of Law. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Associates Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus “RUM”. Ms. Irizarry has a vast experience litigating complex and contentious high profile cases.