J.D., Roger Williams University
B.A., New York University
Professor Tatiana Gomez received her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in May 2021, graduating summa cum laude as class valedictorian. While at RWU Law, she was a member of the Honors Program, and served on the Roger Williams Law Review Editorial Staff.
Before finding her way to law school, Professor Gomez attended New York University, where she majored in Social Work and minored in Latino Studies, graduating in 2012, cum laude. Her interest in law school was sparked during her time at NYU, through an internship at Midtown Community Court, "where I saw firsthand the positive impacts of thinking unconventionally in the legal system and utilizing judicial resources to provide services and support rather than punishment."
Her initial goal after completing her undergraduate work, however, was to become a teacher. She taught first grade in Memphis, Tenn., and later as a substitute teacher in Providence. Professor Gomez notes, "With my background in social work and teaching, I understand well the pathway from poverty to prisons, and I believe strongly in reforming the justice system to be more equitable and fair. Consequently, I'm quite passionate about decarceration efforts and alternatives to incarceration initiatives."