|Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||October 13, 1989|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an American politician who is known for having served as the U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district. She has also been included amongst the first female members of the Democratic Socialists of America elected to serve in Congress.
New York City, New York, United States
She divides her time between –
- The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
- Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez graduated from the Yorktown High School in the year 2007. Later, she got enrolled at Boston University College of Arts and Sciences and graduated cum laude in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in International Relations and Economics.
- Father – Sergio Ocasio (Architect)
- Mother – Blanca Ocasio-Cortez (née Cortez)
- Sibling – Gabriel (Younger Brother)
- Others – Sergio Ocasio (Paternal Grandfather), Thamar Roman (Paternal Grandmother)
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has dated –
- Riley Roberts
Race / Ethnicity
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is of Puerto Rican descent.
- Pierced ears
- Lean physique
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Facts
- During her academic years, she participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the Microbiology category and presented a microbiology research project on the effect of antioxidants on the lifespan of the nematode C. elegans and came in second. As a token of appreciation, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory named a small asteroid after her: 23238 Ocasio-Cortez.
- Her father died of lung cancer. After his death, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got involved in a lengthy probate battle to settle his estate and she once said that the experience helped her learn “firsthand how attorneys appointed by the court to administer an estate can enrich themselves at the expense of the families struggling to make sense of the bureaucracy”.
- She has described climate change as “the single biggest national security threat for the United States and the single biggest threat to worldwide industrialized civilization” and has proposed the environmental plan named the Green New Deal.
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez supports the LGBTQ community. Moreover, she once said, “It’s a no-brainer … trans rights are civil rights are human rights.”
- She endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential election.
- She has also appeared on shows like Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, State of the Union with Jake Tapper, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Rachel Maddow Show.
- She has accumulated an impressive fan base on social media and enjoys more than 7 million followers on Twitter, more than 5 million followers on Instagram, and more than 1.5 million followers on Facebook.
Featured Image by Franmarie Metzler / U.S. House Office of Photography / Public Domain