Maritza Castañeda-Martinez

Maritza Castaneda-Martinez

Position: Legal Assistant
Languages: English and Spanish
Locations: Apex (Raleigh-Durham Area)
With firm: Since 2020

Biography

I was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. I grew up in the local Hispanic community, and from my upbringing, I have grown to appreciate immigration and immigrants. The fears associated with immigration are visible whether born in the US or abroad.

Being undocumented in the US is challenging. My father immigrated and naturalized a few years ago. This experience instilled in me a passion to learn more about immigration and see how I can help immigrants in similar situations.

I am currently attending Wake Technical Community College pursuing an Associate’s in Applied Science and I hope to transfer to a 4-year university. My ultimate goal in pursuing higher education is to be able to help others in this critical time.