about me

About Me


I’m originally from the Bronx but have called Yonkers home for the past 16 years. I strongly believe that you don’t have to be originally from Yonkers to be about the business of Yonkers. I was born in Manhattan and raised in the Baychester section of the Bronx.  I attended St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School in the Bronx, went to junior high in Florida, Our Savior Lutheran HS in the Bronx and Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, and have been an active registered Democrat since I was 18.

I have had the privilege of working and cultivating relationships with many community leaders that have guided me in my mission to be about positive change in our community. Prior to my current career path, I worked for over 20 years in social services providing housing for mentally disabled adults, life counselor to underserved parents and children living with autism. I’ve worked at a domestic violence shelter and with a job readiness program.

Several years ago, a candidate was running for City Council and knocked on my door to introduce himself. I remember asking him, “how do I do this someday,” and they advised me to become a district leader, which I have been ever since. The constituents in my Election District know who I am, and the ones in the entire district will too. I have supported many elected officials throughout the years by working on campaigns, canvassing with candidates, phone banking, and post carding. I am a union baby 1199, and now a Shop Steward and a Labor Council Delegate with CSEA Unit 9200.

On a more personal note, I’ve been married for 20 years, I have 3 siblings and no children. I was a pet parent to our Beagle Giovanni for 11yeras. I am the proud product of single parent home. My mother who is from Jamaica came to this country with a dream to make a better life for her family, she became a American citizen and worked 2 to 3 jobs at a time to keep us sheltered and feed. My father was from Cuba.

During my free time, I enjoy cooking, watching sports, spending time with family, friends and neighbors and working on a craft projects. I am an avid reader and have been part of a book club for over 30 years. I am currently its National Vice President responsible for 51 chapters, in 15 states with 500+ members.

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