Gidget Benitez


Gidget Benitez is the 2018 - 2019 PepsiCo Foundation Law Graduate Fellow for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). In this role, Gidget has worked as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Hiram E. Puig-Lugo at the Superior Court for the District of Columbia and as a Law Fellow in the United States Senate. 

In law school, Gidget was Editor-in-Chief of the American University Intellectual Property Brief and a Student Attorney in the American University Washington College of Law Civil Advocacy Clinic, where she worked on wage theft, U-visa, and T-visa matters. During her summers, she was a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Honorable Ivan D. Davis at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.


Gidget has served in various leadership roles within the Hispanic Bar Association of DC. She has been Co-Chair of the Student Affairs Committee and a member of the Legislation and Policy Committee. In 2018, she was Chair of the Diversity Report Committee and helped to author the HBA-DC's inaugural Diversity Report.

Gidget graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Psychology and Certificates in Criminal Profiling and Behavioral Forensics. She earned her Juris Doctor with a focus in intellectual property law from American University Washington College of Law. 

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