Born and raised in Venezuela, Manuel moved to the United States in 2012 to pursue a college degree in Economics at Florida International University. After graduating in 2016, he worked as a paralegal at different firms in Miami in the fields of Federal Appeals, Real Estate, and Employment and Business Litigation. He graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2023 with concentrations in the areas of Business Law, Intellectual Property, and Privacy Law. While at NUSL, Manuel served as an editor at Northeastern’s Law Review. He completed co-ops at Demissie & Church, doing immigration and criminal defense, the law firm MG+M, working on torts and business cases, and at Morse, Barnes-Brown, and Pendleton, doing transactional and intellectual property work.