Alina serves as the General Counsel and Senior Advisor to the Justice Initiative for Grace Farms Foundation. She is an accomplished attorney, manager, leader, and public servant with an extensive background in complex investigations, litigation, community outreach, and crime prevention. Alina served as a federal prosecutor in Connecticut for 25 years where she specialized in violent crime cases, and was the U.S. Attorney’s Office Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) Coordinator and Point of Contact. She prosecuted over 25 federal criminal trials to verdict, including the first federal interstate domestic violence and stalking trial in Connecticut. Prior to moving to Connecticut, Alina was an Assistant District Attorney at the King’s County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York where she spent part of her tenure investigating and prosecuting felony cases in a specialized domestic violence unit.
Alina’s family is Cuban and she was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. She grew up in Puerto Rico and Venezuela, and graduated high school from the Colegio Internacional de Caracas. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and Boston College Law School.