Born and raised in Miami, Janelle knows what the South Florida community needs. She has seen the growth of our community over the years. From spending hours in traffic, to navigating neighborhoods that consistently flood, and watching our beautiful beaches erode due to rising sea levels, Janelle has lived it. After graduating from Florida International University, Janelle moved to Washington, D.C. to begin her career on Capitol Hill, honing her policy analysis skills.
At the age of 28, Janelle was diagnosed with Stage IV Follicular Lymphoma, an aggressive, incurable cancer. After her diagnosis, Janelle moved to Miami in order to prioritize her health and start a family with her wife, Monica. Today, she is one of the owners of a Hispanic-owned and family-owned Medicare company in Miami-Dade County. It is one of Florida’s fastest growing Medicare companies, providing affordable, high-quality medical services to Medicare beneficiaries in the county.
As a mother, first-generation American, and businesswoman, Janelle is running for State Senate to fight for opportunities for every child and family. Her personal experience battling illness and professional experience as an advocate and business owner has deepened her commitment to ensuring every Floridian has access to affordable, high-quality healthcare. In Florida’s State Senate, she will be a champion for improving access to healthcare, protecting our environment, and supporting our small businesses.