Ricarda (Ricky) Velez-Negron serves as the Office Manager at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights supporting office operational systems and staff with day-to-day attention to technical and administrative details and evolving needs. Ricky attended Katherine Gibbs Business School in Manhattan. She studied Business Administration, Stenography and Speedwriting to develop key office operations skills. Ricky 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 with timely update/communications 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 UN Office. Ricky then joined the International Peace Institute to assist in strategic preparations for Special Events. When not working, Ricky's priorities are family life, especially with her daughter, Kaysaree, grand-daughter, Zoe, and pet Yorkshires, Westley & Maxwell