Angel Vasquez

Angel Vasquez

New York Senate, District 31, NY

Angel has devoted his career to education access and policies that create social change for diverse communities, such as Latino, Dominican, Black, LGBTQ+, and immigrant communities.

He serves as the Senior Policy Advisor for the United Federation of Teachers (Legislation Department), which represents over 190,000 educators in NYC. He is the Second Vice-Chair of the Manhattan Community Board 12 in Washington Heights and Inwood, and he is the Vice-Chair of the Licensing Committee.

Angel is the Board Chair of La Unidad Latina Foundation, which provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate Latino students and college access programs for first-generation high school students.

Angel is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, and he began his career as a middle school teacher before becoming a policy analyst in the New York State Senate. He served as Chief of Staff to the first Dominican woman elected to the state senate. Angel holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University.