Pedro Spivakovsky-Gonzalez assists low-income veterans at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home and the New England Center and Home for Veterans. He assists veterans across a range of practice areas, including landlord/tenant issues, family law, and benefits issues. He is interested in helping veterans facing collateral consequences of reentry and also works on discharge status upgrades for low-income veterans who are unable to access benefits given their discharge status.
Pedro is from Boston and recently graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was a student attorney and President of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. He studied Economics and Political Economy at UC Berkeley, and then worked as a John Gardner Fellow and Research Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Prior to law school he also completed a Master’s program as a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge and worked at a think tank focused on income inequality and social mobility. In his free time he enjoys traveling, playing soccer, and listening to country music.
Last updated March 2020
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