Jomarie holds a unique and interdisciplinary background. In 2009, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR – Río Piedras) with a degree in Chemistry. During her tenure as a Chemistry student, Jomarie engaged in various scientific research experiences at UPR and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Subsequent to her graduation, she also collaborated at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA, a division of the National Institutes of Health) as a Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow for a Neuroscience oriented laboratory. With these experiences, Jomarie gained meticulous analytical skills; presented her work at diverse symposiums and conferences; and laid groundwork for research projects.
In 2013, Jomarie graduated Cum Laude from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Law with a Law degree. As a law student, Jomarie was an active member of her student community and participated in organizations such as Organización de Mujeres Estudiantes de Derecho, Revista de Estudios Críticos del Derecho and the Federal Bar Association, Student Chapter. She also acted as the Legal Research Assistant to the Trial Advocacy course.
Her legal career is built both on public and private sectors. Mainly, Jomarie trained as a law clerk with small law firm attorneys and at the Court of Appeals for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. She is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and currently awaits admission to the US Court of International Trade.
The aforementioned experiences granted Jomarie the opportunity to study at IELPO funded with partial scholarships from the IELPO Programme and Fondo de Fianza Notarial del Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico. With her enrollment in IELPO, she hopes to better understand international trade and investment laws given recent developments of these subject matters in her home country.
On a final note, Jomarie is a native English and Spanish speaker. Additionally, she also understands basic Italian.