Elizabeth J. Pimentel
Born in the U.S. and raised in the Dominican Republic, Elizabeth "Eli" Pimentel has spent the last 10 years working with low-income marginalized communities in legal aid, advocacy organizations, and most recently municipal government. She served as an AmeriCorps member for three years, the last two with the Mass Promise Fellowship working with young people at the Youth Advocacy Department. Currently she leads Boston City Councilor Andrea J. Campbell’s team as her Chief of Staff. Previously she managed the Citizenship Program at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) and before that she coordinated the Pro Bono program for the Alameda County Bar Association in California.
After graduating from Boston Latin School, Eli earned her B.A. in Government and African Studies from St. Lawrence University and two Master's degrees, one in Human Rights Education from the University of San Francisco, another in Global Studies and International Affairs from Northeastern University. Eli is committed to community empowerment, loves to learn about different cultures and philosophies, and enjoys dancing.