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Annette Medero, Paralegal

Annette joined Connecticut Legal Rights Project in October 2021 as a Paralegal Advocate. Annette is committed to helping promote and support persons in recovery, advocating for mental health services, homelessness and discrimination. She is a life-long Hartford resident. Her parents migrated to the United States when she was nine years old. She attended Weaver High School and Hartford Public High School and graduated with honors in June 1988. She is a Trinity College alumnus and currently holds a degree in Education with a concentration in International Studies. She is the proud mother of two children who are currently attending college.

Annette was named among LUPA's (Latinos United for Professional Advancement) Top 50 Most Influential Latinos in 2013 and 2014 for her dedication, enthusiasm and advocacy work in the Latino community. She was appointed Commissioner by the City of Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin to the Permanent Commission of the Status of Hartford Women in May 2018. On May 2019 Annette was amongst a group of 100 women from Connecticut and was awarded the '100 Women of Color Award' for contributions made by women of color in business, education, entrepreneurship, entertainment, government, public service and the impact they have made on the lives of people throughout the State of Connecticut.

Annette previously served as the Director of the Hispanic Initiative at Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. where she helped develop, translate and teach the advocacy training curriculum. The advocacy training was the first of its kind provided throughout the state, making it the first advocacy agency who facilitated advocacy training completely in Spanish.

Annette is a Reiki Level I and II practitioner and completed her Reiki Master in 2016.

Her passion is volunteering and serving her community. She is a member of the following boards, Latino Community Services, Inc., DMHAS Internal Review Board, Finding Peace Campaign, Inc. She is the lead founder of "Calling All Sisters" which kicked off in 2015 to help strengthen, educate and empower socially and economically disadvantaged girls in the Greater Harford areas to make healthy choices in every aspect of their lives. She envisions a world in which all girls and young women, regardless of race, ethnicity, income level or social status are nurtured and empowered to reach their full potential.

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