Lourdes M. Rosado is a YC alumna who helped start the organization in 1980. Ms. Rosado is currently the inaugural program director at the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and is a long-standing youth and social justice advocate. Prior to joining NYCLU, Ms. Rosado was chief of the Civil Rights Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General. As bureau chief, Ms. Rosado supervised enforcement actions and litigation in federal and state courts. Ms. Rosado was the associate director of the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia for 17 years, pioneering juvenile justice and child welfare work. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College, holds a M.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and a LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Rosado is currently vice president of YC’s Board of Directors.