The Wellesley News reported today on one of their own, stepping up to face AOC in this year’s primary for the NY-14 District.
hen Michelle Caruso-Cabrera ’91 first arrived at Wellesley College she was a fish out of water. Coming from a small town, she felt out of place among the “sophisticated,” mostly affluent women from big cities like New York. While they spent their first summers at unpaid internships that had been lined up for them, she spent her summer working so that she could pay her college tuition. According to Caruso-Cabrera, it was her father who made this decision, telling her, “I want you to know what it is like to be a member of the working class… I want you to know how the rest of America lives.”
However, Caruso-Cabrera is no longer spending summers at home. After a successful career in journalism, the former CNBC reporter is now running for House District New York-14 in a primary that will take place on June 23. Caruso-Cabrera joined a dozen other primary challengers to incumbent Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens.
“I got into this race because I am the daughter and granddaughter of immigrants,” Caruso-Cabrera said. “Because of their experiences, I was able to live their American Dream and I believe in that American Dream.”
Read the full article from The Wellesley News here.