Elisa Crespo

New York City Council, District 15

Elisa will be be the first trans person of color elected in the City of New York!

Biography

Born and raised in New York City, Elisa has called the Bronx her home for the last 10 years. Elisa Crespo is a rising figure in her community with extensive knowledge of how city government works. 
 
 
Elisa holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science with a minor in Human Rights, from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has an insatiable desire for public service and has served her community as an elected student activist sitting on various university-wide committees within the City University of New York (CUNY). Through out her tenure as a student activist Elisa fought unapologetically to preserve the affordability and accessibility of the city’s public higher education system and to promote voter awareness to her fellow peers. 
 
 
Elisa currently serves as the Education Liaison at the Bronx Borough President’s office, making her the first openly transgender woman of color to work for a borough-wide office in the Bronx. In her role at the Borough President’s office, Elisa has helped countless families navigate the bureaucracy that is NYC’s Education system. She has advocated for parents whose children have been victims of bullying and those who have been deprived of crucial special education services. 
 
 
As a working class Latina, the product of public housing, public transportation, public healthcare, and public schools, Elisa understands first hand the disparities that exist in our community. 

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