Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 13, 1989
Ethnicity: Puerto Rican
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an American political activist, educator, community organizer, and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, since January 3, 2019.
She is the daughter of Blanca (Cortez) and Sergio Ocasio-Roman.
She was raised Catholic.
Alexandria has said:
One of the things that we discovered about ourselves is that a very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews… [I know this from] doing a lot of family trees in the last couple of years.
She also added:
As is the story of Puerto Rico, we are a people that are an amalgamation… We are no one thing. We are black; we are indigenous; we are Spanish; we are European.
Alexandria’s paternal grandparents were Sergio Ocasio and Thamar Roman.
Source: Genealogy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com