Carmen Yulin Cruz

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Template:TOCnestleft Hon. Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto is the Mayor of San Juan City.

Cruz was born and attended elementary and high school in Puerto Rico. Cruz completed her Bachelor's degree at Boston University and her Master's degree at Carnegie Mellon University.

Cruz worked as a Manager and Human Resources Director for various companies after graduating. Following 12 years in the US, Cruz returned to Puerto Rico and worked as an advisor for the San Juan City Major and for the President of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives.

Cruz is a member of the Political Education Institute of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) and was elected National President of the PPD Women Organization. In 2005 the Governor of Puerto Rico named her a member of the San Juan Reorganization Commission. Cruz was also part of the PPD Government Platform Program Committee and in 2008 was elected Representative by Accumulation. In 2012 Cruz was elected Mayor of San Juan City

Bernie co-chair

February 2019 Sen. Bernie Sanders tapped Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner (D) and Ben Cohen, a co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, to serve as co-chairs of his presidential campaign.

Cullen Tiernan February 21 2019:


Holy duck 🦆 it’s going to be Nina Turner, Puerto Rico’s Carmen Yulin Cruz and Rep. Ro Khanna on the Bernie dream team. — with Ro Khanna.

Catherine Murphy connection

Catherine Murphy April 18 near Mount Rainier, MD:


With Teaching for Change staff member Faye Colon & the amazing mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto, who is about to receive The Nation Institute’s Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling!! Mayor Cruz is holding a book from the Teaching for Change collection of readings for students on Puerto Rico. Thank you Deborah Menkart and Teaching for Change for all that you do!