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Alexandria Ocasio-CortezDEMDemocrat United States Representative, NY-14
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ( oh-KAH-see-oh kor-TEZ; Spanish: [oˈkasjo koɾˈtes]; born October 13, 1989), also known by her initials AOC, is an American politician and activist. She has served as the U.S. representative for New York's 14th congressional district since 2019, as a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes the eastern part of the Bronx, portions of north-central Queens, and Rikers Island in New York City. On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez drew national recognition when she won the Democratic Party's primary election for New York's 14th congressional district. She defeated Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent, in what was widely seen as the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm election primaries. She easily won the November general election, defeating Republican Anthony Pappas. She was reelected in the 2020 and 2022 elections. Taking office at age 29, Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress. She has been noted for her substantial social media presence relative to her fellow members of Congress. Ocasio-Cortez attended Boston University, where she double-majored in international relations and economics, graduating cum laude.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Boston University
Boston University College of Arts and Sciences
international relations
Yorktown High School
2003 - 2007
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
United States House of Representatives, New York
2019 - Current
Educational Director
National Hispanic Institute (NHI)
Former Bartender
Flats Fix
Brook Avenue Press
Senator Ted Kennedy, United States Senate
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Volunteer Organizer
Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States House of Representatives
Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
House Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy
Former Member
House Financial Services Committee
Former Member
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets, United States House of Representatives