AOC rose from humble beginnings to U.S. congresswoman

Hispanic Heritage Month is still going and we should celebrate all the accomplishments that the Hispanic community has done. The Pulse is writing about people that accomplished many good things that affect the world in a positive way. That being said, let’s get into it.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, well known simply as AOC by many, is a congresswoman and a third-generation Bronxite, educator, and organizer serving the 14th District of New York which spans the Bronx and Queens. She grew up in New York, where at the time a sad reality of inequality existed, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her dreams. It also inspired her to help and organize her community to the best of her ability.

After high school, AOC attended Boston University and graduated with degrees in economics and International Relations. During that period, AOC had an opportunity to work in the office of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy. Her role in the office was to obtain firsthand accounts of the heartbreak families experienced getting separated by ICE. Those experiences led the congresswoman to organize Latinx youth in the Bronx and across the United States; and with that AOC began to work as an educational director with the National Hispanic Institute, with the role of helping Americans, DREAMER and undocumented youth in community leadership and college readiness.

— Sebastian C Romero, Assistant Entertainment Editor & Assistant Photo Director