|Born:||October 13, 1989 (age 34)|
|Career:||U.S. House of Representatives, 2019-present|
|Education:||B.A., Boston University|
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez assumed office as the U.S. representative for New York's 14th congressional district on Jan. 3, 2019. Elected at age 29, she is the youngest women ever to serve in Congress.
Ocasio-Cortez was born October 13, 1989, in the Bronx, New York City. She graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and economics. During college, she was an intern in the immigration office of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy. After college, Ocasio-Cortez worked as a bartender in Manhattan and as a waitress in a taqueria. She established a publishing firm, Brook Avenue Press, which specializes in children's literature that portrays the Bronx in a positive light. She worked as lead educational strategist at GAGEis, Inc. and was an educator at the nonprofit National Hispanic Institute. In 2016, Ocasio-Cortez worked as an organizer for Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign.
For information on Ocasio-Cortez's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.