Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

official photo of Ocasio-Cortez, c. 2018

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

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