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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionPolitician
Famous ForBeing the youngest Congresswoman
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-26-34
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Politics
Political PartyDemocratic
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Political Journey2016: In the Primary, she worked as an organizer for Bernie Sanders's Presidential campaign
2017: Challenged the Democratic Caucus Chair, Joe Crowley
2018: Faced Republican nominee Anthony Pappas in the November 6 general election
2018: On January 3, 2019, she became the youngest Congresswoman after defeating Joe Crowley
Personal Life
Date of BirthOctober 13, 1989
Age (as in 2018)29 Years
BirthplaceThe Bronx, New York City, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
NationalityAmerican
HometownThe Bronx, New York City, United States
SchoolYorktown High School, Yorktown Heights, New York
College/UniversityBoston University's College of Arts and Sciences
Educational QualificationA Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and a Minor in Economics from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences in 2011
ReligionNot Known
EthnicityCaribbean (from her mother's side) [1]ocasio2018.com
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesDancing, Traveling, Listening to Music
ControversyIn July 2018, she atrracted controversy over her 'working class' background after it was revealed she grew up in a wealthy suburb north of New York City. There was an apparent contradiction with the candidate's official biography, in which she mentioned that she had to undergo a 40-minute drive to attend her school north of her birthplace; and county land records, which shows that her late father Sergio Cortez-Roman bought a quaint three-bedroom in Yorktown Heights, New York in 1991, when she was two years old. [2]Daily Mail
Relationships & More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Family
Husband/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Late Sergio Cortez-Roman (Architect; died of Lung Cancer in 2008)
Mother- Blanca Ocasio-Cortez (a working-class woman)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez With Her Mother, Brother, And Grandmother
SiblingsBrother- Gabriel Ocasio-Cortez (image in the Parents' section above)
Sister- None
Favorite Things
Favorite Politician(s)Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton
Money Factor
Salary (as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 14th District)$174,000/year
Net Worth Not Known

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Some Lesser Known Facts About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • Alexandria was born in the Bronx, New York City to two working-class parents.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Childhood Photo With Her Father

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Childhood Photo With Her Father

  • In her biography, which has been in controversy regarding the accuracy of facts, she mentioned that her father was from the South Bronx while her mother was from Puerto Reco.
  • She has also mentioned in her biography that she grew up with a deep understanding of income inequality.
  • While studying at Yorktown High School, Alexandria received the second prize in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair with a microbiology research project on the effect of antioxidants on C. elegans’ lifespan.
  • A small asteroid, 23238 Ocasio-Cortez, has also been named after her by the International Astronomical Union.
  • While Alexandria was studying at Boston University, her father died of Lung Cancer in 2008.
  • During her college, she interned in the immigration office of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.
  • After graduating from Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences, she returned to The Bronx and started working as a bartender in Manhattan and as a waitress in a taqueria.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez As A Bartender

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez As A Bartender

  • After her father’s death, Ocasio-Cortez and her mother had to undergo financial strain, due to which, her mother had to clean houses and drive school buses.
  • With the help of Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started a publishing firm, Brook Avenue Press, which, with the help of children’s literature, highlights the positive things about The Bronx.
    Brook Avenue Press
  • Apart from this, she also worked at GAGEis, Inc (as a lead educational strategist) and at the nonprofit National Hispanic Institute (as an educator).
  • After being actively involved for Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign, Ocasio-Cortez traveled across America by car, visiting places such as Flint, Michigan, and Standing Rock, and speaking to people affected by the human rights violations related to the Flint water crisis and the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • In an interview, she credited her North Dakota visit as a tipping point; as it taught her a lesson to work hard for one’s own community, rather than waiting for financial miracles to happen in his/her life.
  • In 2017, when Ocasio-Cortez challenged the Democratic Caucus Chair, Joe Crowley, she became the first person since 2004 to do so. She had faced a big financial disadvantage during the campaign; as she spent $194,000 to the Crowley campaign’s $3.4 million. In her campaigns, she used to say-

    You can’t really beat big money with more money. You have to beat them with a totally different game.”

  • On January 3, 2019, she became the youngest member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 14th District; after defeating Joe Crowley.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez loves to dance, and even on the first day of her office, she posted a dancing video of her on her Twitter account.

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