Natasha Hakimi Zapata

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Natasha Hakimi Zapata holds a Creative Writing M.F.A. from Boston University and both a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in English with a creative writing concentration from the University of California, Los Angeles. In college she received scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Smithsonian Latino Center and the UCLA Alumni Association.

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Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) answers questions from members of the press after joining with other newly elected members of the House of Representatives for an official class photo of new House members at the U.S. Capitol on November 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Views
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Already Making Democrats and Republicans Nervous
The 116th United States Congress is not yet in session and already there’s been no shortage of headlines about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the incoming House Democrat who sent a shock through her party’s establishment with her primary win in New York’s 14th Congressional District. Even before she won...
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Women like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "aren't supposed to run" for office, the primary winner said in a campaign video. (Photo: Views
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
How a Socialist Latina Millennial Beat a Wall Street Favorite
It might seem unbelievable that after Bernie Sanders’ immense success in the 2016 Democratic primaries, running on a grass-roots campaign that condemned Wall Street’s influence and called for social justice, Democrats can still be caught off guard by progressives unseating their heavyweights. And...
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