Ricarda Velez, best known as Ricky, serves as the Office Manager at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’ New York office. Ricky attended Katherine Gibbs Business School in Manhattan. She studied Business Administration, Stenography and Speed Writing to develop key office operations skills. She then served as Travel Coordinator for seven years for the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services. A major focus of her position was working with all Regional Settlement Offices around the United States regarding the arrival of new refugees.
Ricky advanced in this sector by assuming the role of Senior Administrative Assistant to the director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations’ office. When not working, Ricky's priority is her family, spending as much time as possible with her daughter Kaysaree, grand-daughter, Zoe, and pet Yorkshires, Westley and Maxwell.