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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Education

  • BSN, Registered Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2014-2015
  • AS, Registered Nursing, Bronx Community College, City University of New York, 2010-2013
  • Attended, Design and Visual Communications, Baruch College, City University of New York, 2002-2005

Professional Experience

  • BSN, Registered Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2014-2015
  • AS, Registered Nursing, Bronx Community College, City University of New York, 2010-2013
  • Attended, Design and Visual Communications, Baruch College, City University of New York, 2002-2005
  • Oncology Nurse, Montefiore Health System, 2014-present

Political Experience

  • BSN, Registered Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2014-2015
  • AS, Registered Nursing, Bronx Community College, City University of New York, 2010-2013
  • Attended, Design and Visual Communications, Baruch College, City University of New York, 2002-2005
  • Oncology Nurse, Montefiore Health System, 2014-present
  • Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, District 87, 2019-present
  • Candidate, New York State Assembly, District 87, 2018

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Aging Committee

Member, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee

Member, Housing Committee

Member, Labor Committee

Member, Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force

Member, Social Services Committee

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • BSN, Registered Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2014-2015
  • AS, Registered Nursing, Bronx Community College, City University of New York, 2010-2013
  • Attended, Design and Visual Communications, Baruch College, City University of New York, 2002-2005
  • Oncology Nurse, Montefiore Health System, 2014-present
  • Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, District 87, 2019-present
  • Candidate, New York State Assembly, District 87, 2018
  • Former Bargaining Unit Vice Chair, Executive Committee, New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)
  • Former Volunteer Nurse, San Pedro Hospital, Puerto Rico
Articles

Issue Position: Good Jobs. Green Jobs for the Bronx

Jan. 1, 2018

I have been on the front lines of protecting workers' rights. The economic backbone of our community rests on the hardworking men and women who live in it. Workers across our city and in our district won an important victory with the commitment to raise the state minimum wage to $15 by 2019. But we can always do more. We live in one of the most expensive cities in the world, and everyone deserves a livable wage in our community. Our community works hard, but as we all know hard work is not always met with equitable treatment. Workers' rights are continually under attack from the regressive actions of those who seek to return us to workplaces that are unsafe, and where workers do not have a voice on the job. I plan on working with community groups and unions to continue to improve wages and working conditions for all working people in our community. Also, many employers have left The Bronx. We should be attracting good union jobs back to our community. That is why I support programs like Sustainable South Bronx, that look to train people to work green jobs, and attract these jobs to our community. I will work with all levels of government to prevent the erosion of important laws that protect workers' health and safety on the job, as well as the right to organize a union. We live and work in a city with strong unions and a strong commitment to workers' rights. I plan to honor that tradition as your Member of Assembly and continue to fight for working people in our community.

Issue Position: Better Education for a Stronger Future

Jan. 1, 2018

We need to strengthen our children and students' access to quality public education, and continue to provide opportunities for students to grow inside and outside the classroom. Our public schools are of utmost importance, and fighting to strengthen them is one of my top priorities. I am proud to have received my RN education and training right here in the Bronx, and I know the importance of ensuring that all students have the opportunity to continue onto higher education or learn a skill that can lead to a sustainable job. Only 12% of people 25 and older in our district have a Bachelor's Degree, and nearly 30% of people 25 and older have not been able to complete high school. Our enrollment among school age children in schools is also much lower than it should be. This is unacceptable in our city, and in our community. That is why I support our city's efforts to continue supporting vulnerable communities and their schools. Our schools are a resource that need to be adequately funded,and that funding should not be solely driven by test scores. I want to put our public education system on track to respond to the growing needs of our students. I've seen some great models for this, in public schools like PS18 in the Bronx. They are part of the NYC Community Learning Schools Initiative, which is a collaborative model of education that includes bringing stakeholders together, and expanding school-based access to health care, community education, and social services. We need to support and broaden programs like these, that ensure that the younger generations receive the tools and educaton to live up to their full potentials. Furthermore, we need to look at how we keep our youth engaged outside the classroom. It is time we begin to make meaningful investments in the holistic development of our youth. Our community is rich with bright, and talented children and it is our responsibility to provide the resources necessary for their success. I want to continue this fight in our district as your Member of Assembly.

Issue Position: Our District Needs Better Health Care

Jan. 1, 2018

It is critical that we continue to fight to improve our community's health and increase access to affordable, comprehensive health care. As a registered professional nurse, I have a front row seat to the challenges our community faces when it comes to our health outcomes and access to quality health care. Last year, Bronx County was ranked as the least healthy of all counties in New York State. The Bronx also has the highest rate of children living in poverty. This problem is reflected in how we access healthcare. Over 30% of our district relies on Medicaid to pay for health care. It is imperative that our district continues to fight for better health care funding, and increased access to health care services. I was part of a larger fight to expand funding to critical community and safety-net hospitals across New York, and we won! Funding has been allocated to these hospitals in the state budget, and that is critically important for our hospitals in the Bronx, specifically our public hospitals like Jacobi Medical Center, North Central Bronx Hospital, and Lincoln Medical Center. This is not enough! Our public health system is constantly under attack at both the state and federal level. Funding for the most vulnerable patients in our community and our district is always threatened with cuts from short-sighted legislators. My vision is to continue the fight to preserve and expand services, and my track record shows my commitment to that fight.