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Latina woman, Jessica González-Rojas, standing in front of the subway
While Jessica González-Rojas’ dream was to work in the United Nations and become a diplomat, an early opportunity to work with Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, the first Puerto Rican woman to serve in the U.S. Congress, rerouted her path. There, González-Rojas realized that she didn’t need to leave the U.S. to help people in need. Instead, she stayed home and ran for public office, becoming the first Latina to serve on the New York State Democractic Committee from 2002-2006.
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