| Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez |
|Born||13 October 1989|
|Alma mater||Boston University|
American politician, member of the Democratic Socialists of America
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also known by her initials, AOC, is an American politician who serves as the US Representative for New York's 14th congressional district. The district includes the eastern part of The Bronx and portions of north-central Queens in New York City. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
Ocasio-Cortez majored in International Relations and Economics at Boston University, graduating cum laude in 2011.
AOC drew national recognition when she won the Democratic Party's primary election for New York's 14th congressional district on 26 June 2018, defeating the ten-term incumbent Congressman, Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, in what was widely seen as the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm election primaries. She beat Republican opponent Anthony Pappas in the 6 November 2018 General Election, and at age 29, became the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress. Ocasio-Cortez has been noted for her substantial social media presence relative to her fellow members of Congress.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, and she and Rashida Tlaib are the first two members of the group in the US Congress. She advocates a progressive platform that includes Medicare For All, a federal jobs guarantee, a proposed Green New Deal, abolishing US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, free public college and trade school, and a 70% marginal tax rate for incomes above $10 million. Before running for Congress, she served as an educational director for the 2017 Northeast Collegiate World Series for the National Hispanic Institute and worked as a waitress and bartender.
In August 2019.