- Studied Biology at Western Connecticut State University
- Went to Danbury High School
- Former Operations / Administrative Manager at Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network
- Former logistics consultant at United We Dream
- Former Policy Coordinator at CT Students for a Dream
- Former Program Coordinator - Own the Dream Campgain at United We Dream
- Former AmeriCorps Progarm Member Supervisor at Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury, Inc.
- Former Dream Summer Intern at The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing - FCYO
Working Families Party
2021 Amistad Awards Host Committee
The Connecticut People's World Committee presented its annual Amistad Awards on Saturday December 12 2021 to mark the 102nd anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party USA, with awards being presented to Sen. Julie Kushner, D-Danbury, Pastor Rodney Wade of Waterbury and SEIU activist Azucena Santiago.
The Former Awardees Host Committee was Rob Baril, Jan Hochadel, Wildaliz Bermudez, Rochelle Palache, John Humphries, Ken Suzuki, Shellye Davis, Louise Simmons, Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, Peggy Buchanan, Robyn Porter, Camila Bortolleto, Carolina Bortolleto, Jeanette Morrison, Dan Livingston, Juan Brito Ciro Gutierrez, Cindy Harrity, Jill Marks, Alberto Bernardez, Dan Durant, Meg Riccio, Laurie Kennington, Edwin Vargas, Jr., Fatima Rojas, Toni Harp, Kurt Westby, Delphine Clyburn, Renae Reese, John Olsen, Carmen Boudier, Anna Montalvo, Gwen Mills, Alfred L. Marder, Juan Hernandez, Kathleen Cooper, Jorge Perez, Rev Scott Marks, John Harrity, Dolores Colon, Migdalia Castro, Blair Bertaccini, Teresa Younger, Pearl Granat.
NARAL Pro-Choice Brunch
State Senator Julie Kushner May 5 2019·
The NARAL Pro-Choice Brunch was fantastic! Polly Moran and Sarah Croucher pulled it all together Karen and Tom’s beautiful home lent itself to an amazing table of culinary delights prepared by Party Chair, Nancy Wyman, Congressmember Jahana Hayes and me and my Legislative colleagues. Thank you to Kate Johnson and Camila and Carolina Bortolleto for making the trip. This is the year we will make things happen! We will never go back!
Supporting Julie Kushner
Sarah Passell October 7, 2018.
Lovely group shot, featuring many people who've been working their tails off. — with Senator Richard Blumenthal, Josh Gilbert, Camila Bortolleto, Carolina Bortolleto, Julie Kushner, Joe DaSilva, Andrea Gartner, Christina Schlosser Sweeney and Cyndie McGuire.
Jahana Hayes connection
Jahana Hayes February 1 2019.
Team Jahana volunteers
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Our favorite warrior activists knocked on 230 doors this weekend and still made the time to come in and phone bank! Thanks for all you do! Camila Bortolleto Carolina Bortolleto (also special thanks to Kate Conetta for making calls and treating for dinner!
CT Students for a Dream
Lucas Codognolla April 27 2019·
I love my CT Students for a Dream team. We cute and we get stuff done! Could not have asked for a better team. 😎💯✊🏼 — with Anghy Idrovo Castillo, Eric Cruz Lopez, Stefan Keller, Jonathan Gonzalez-Cruz, Kenneth Reveiz and Camila Bortolleto.
Meeting with Looney
Michael G. Hernandez March 26 2019·
Great meeting today with Connecticut State Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney regarding our legislative goals for our #liveunafraid campaign. So lucky to be part of this legislative team! — with Jonathan Gonzalez-Cruz and Camila Bortolleto at Legislative Office Building.
Western CT DSA Medicare for All Working Group
Members of the Western Connecticut Democratic Socialists Medicare for All Working Group Working Group closed Facebook group for Nov 4th Medicare for all event, as of October 15, 2017 included Camila Bortolleto.
Rally with Blumenthal
“We believe that any vote on a spending bill that does not include a DREAM Act is a vote for deporting thousands of immigrant young people,” said Camila Bortolleto, a DACA recipient and founder of CT Students for a Dream.
At a press conference with Bortolleto in Hartford December 2017 , Sen. Richard Blumenthal said “ongoing” negotiations about the DACA kids have given him “reason for hope,” and that he’s optimistic a bipartisan agreement can be reached by Dec. 22, when Congress is scheduled to break for the holiday. That day is also the deadline for passing a new budget.
“Congress must provide protections for the dreamers before it leaves for recess,” Blumenthal said.
Lobbying Chris Murphy
“I’m going to fight like hell and will do everything in my power to stand up for you and your families,” U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy told a room full of young people in Fair Haven who fear an incoming president may kick them out of the country. “You are American and you are a part of the fabric of this country.”
Murphy made that promise Sunday to more than 20 young so-called “DREAMers”, immigrants who came here as children and are pursuing their educations. They currently hold authorization to legally stay in the United States through the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) program.
Now, with President-Elect Donald Trump promising to crack down on illegal immigration, many of the people who met at the Junta for Progressive Action office on Grand Avenue on Sunday were nervous about the future of DACA, and their futures in the U.S.
Could participation in the program have led to the creation of list of people to deport?
Murphy responded that lawyers are exploring this question. He said the worst-case scenario would be that by complying with the law, people made themselves targets for punishment.
“I still have a hard time believing Trump would go through with that,” he said. “The visual of ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] personnel rounding up people from their homes from that list would be an epic moral disaster for the country and an epic public relations disaster for Trump and the Republicans,”
Denia Perez, who entered the country from Mexico when she was 11 months old, is now 27. As a student at Quinnipiac Law School, she has DACA protection. “There is always a risk in sharing information,” she said. “Politically, it wouldn’t make sense to target DACA beneficiaries but it is a fear people have.”
At Sunday’s session, Murphy met with DACA beneficiaries and immigration reform activists including Connecticut Students for a Dream (C4D) co-founders Camila Bortolleto and Carolina Bortolleto, and Fair Haven Community Heath Center CEO Suzanne Lagarde at Junta. He said he wanted to listen to their concerns, provide his assessment of immigration reform and assure them of his commitment to their right to legally remain in the U.S.
Junta Executive Director Sandra Trevino and Advocacy Director Ana Maria Rivera-Forastieri said they fear that the federal government will cut funding from “sanctuary cities” like New Haven that protect undocumented residents from deportation. Trump promised to do that last fall on the campaign trail.