Assemblymember Elect Catalina Cruz will represent Queens’ District 39, making her the first DREAMer to hold office in New York and the third to serve in an elected office nationally. She is the president of the Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County and coordinates the Association’s Street Law in Spanish program. Previously, she served as the Chief of Staff to the New York City Council Finance Chair and the Director of the Governor’s Exploited Workers Task Force. Catalina holds BA from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a JD from the City University of New York School of Law.