Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. She is 33 years old. Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York’s 14th Congressional District, is known as “AOC” by her friends.
Since she was elected in 2018, she has become the new face of the political left. She tells the truth about working as a bartender, not having health insurance, and having student debt, which is typical of millennials. She knows how to use social media well and is in the national news more than most of her coworkers.
She is having a Twitter fight with Elon Musk right now. The Hill says that she thinks her Twitter account is having trouble because she has been critical of the new management.
The outspoken representative is a supporter of a progressive platform that includes the Green New Deal, a plan for the U.S. to switch to clean, energy-efficient sources. When she’s not responding to trolls on social media or defending her fashion choices, she’s promoting this platform.
AOC Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, she makes at least $174,000 a year as a member of Congress and has a net worth of $200,000. She isn’t rich, but she didn’t use smoke and mirrors to make herself or her campaign seem bigger than they were.
Leaning on what some might have called her Achilles’ heel—her age and what seems to be a lack of money—made Ocasio-supporters Cortez’s like her more which helped her get elected.
Even though the median net worth of U.S. Congress members in 2015 was over $1.1 million and the total wealth of all of them was at least $2.43 billion, Ocasio-Cortez was able to get a seat at the table.
When the media found out that the self-described democratic socialist had less than $7,000 in her bank account, she got a lot of bad press. Instead of avoiding talking about her account balance, Ocasio-Cortez doubled down by tweeting that she had just bought her first couch and gotten new insurance.
“Time’s 100” wrote about her in 2019. She has been in the documentaries “To the End” and “Knock Down the House.” The second movie which is about climate change was shown for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival in 2022.
AOC Early life
The daughter of Sergio Ocasio-Roman and Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez was born in the New York City borough of the Bronx on October 13, 1989. Gabriel is the name of her younger brother.
Her Puerto Rican father was born in the Bronx and became an architect. Her Puerto Rican mother was born there. When Ocasio-Cortez was five years old, her family moved from an apartment in the Bronx neighborhood of Parkchester to a house in the suburb of Yorktown Heights.
Ocasio-Cortez went to and graduated from Yorktown High School in 2007. Ocasio-Cortez went by the name “Sandy Ocasio” in high school and college.
In 2007, she came in second place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the microbiology category with a project about how antioxidants affect the lifespan of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegant.
23238 Ocasio-Cortez is the name of a small asteroid that was named for her by the MIT Lincoln Laboratory as a way to thank her for her work.
In high school, she took part in the Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session, which was put on by the National Hispanic Institute. She later became Secretary of State for the LDZ while she was going to school at Boston University. A John F. Lopez Fellowship was given to Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez went to Boston University after she graduated from high school. In 2008, when she was in her second year of college, her father died of lung cancer. Ocasio-Cortez then had to fight for a long time to settle his estate.
She has said that the experience helped her learn “first-hand 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”. During college, Ocasio-Cortez worked as an intern for U.S. senator Ted Kennedy in his office which dealt with immigration and foreign affairs.
She recalled, “I was the only Spanish speaker, and as a result, as basically a kid – a 19-, 20-year-old kid – whenever a frantic call would come into the office because someone is looking for their husband because they have been snatched off the street by ICE, I was the one that had to pick up that phone. I was the one that had to help that person navigate that system.”
In 2011, Ocasio-Cortez got her Bachelor of Arts from Boston University with a double major in both international relations and economics.
Ocasio Cortez’s story shows how people in the Bronx and Queens boroughs of New York City feel about her. She is the daughter of two Puerto Rican parents and went to Boston University for a short time.
After she graduated, she went back to her hometown and started working as a community organizer. She also worked as a waitress and bartender on the side to make money. She spends some time in Washington, D.C. and some time in the Bronx, where she is from.
When she was a senior in high school, the asteroid 23238 Ocasio-Cortez was named after her by the MIT Lincoln Laboratory. This was in honor of her coming in second place at the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Ernesto Nieto named Ocasio-Cortez the 2017 National Hispanic Institute Person of the Year. Ocasio-Cortez was given the Adelle Foley Award in 2019. She is one of the BBC 100 Women for 2019.
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