Carmen Yulín Cruz
Carmen Yulín Cruz, Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. She earned a BA in political science from Boston University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. At Carnegie Mellon, where she earned her MS in Public Management and Policy, she was the first student to win the Spirit Award for contributions to the school and region. She is the third woman to hold the position of mayor in San Juan.
"I often say to my friends that I felt too Puerto Rican to live in the States; then I felt too American to live in Puerto Rico. So when I settled back in Puerto Rico in 1992, I had to come to terms with all of that."
"Politics is a rough game, and sometimes as females we are taught that you have to play nice. Sometimes you can't play nice.”
"I don't have time for politics. There is a mission, and that is to save lives."
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