Chief Communications Officer
I was born in the Bronx to immigrant parents, from the Dominican Republic...
Due to domestic violence in my parents' relationship, my mother was forced to leave the Dominican Republic and seek shelter and employment in the Bronx. Growing up in a single parent household, I was conscious of the combination of high financial necessity and the lack of resources we were provided. As a result, my mother worked several jobs to give us the bare minimum.
Through the discipline, persistence, and self-motivation I learned from my mother and grandmother, I was able to work to help my family while also focusing on academics. I was accepted to Georgetown University on an academic scholarship where I majored in Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in Theology.
My experiences have led me to focus on immigrant families, women's rights, religious conflict, and domestic violence and abuse. I have devoted my time as a peer tutor, conflict resolution teacher, researcher, and counselor for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and religious discrimination.