Alfredo Carrasquillo is the husband of Puerto Rico’s mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz. His wife was elected San Juan city Mayor in 2012.
Like many native Puerto Ricans, Carmen left the island to pursue opportunities on the mainland, earning a bachelor’s in political science at Boston University and a master’s in public management and policy at Carnegie Mellon.
She was born in February 25th, 1963. She is a former student athlete who established track and field records at High School. She also was president of the Student Council and represented her school at the Presidential Room for American Youth.
She stayed on the mainland for many years, according to her official biography, and worked her way up to the position of human resources director at several companies, including Scotiabank and the U.S. Treasury Department.
In 1992, after 12 years living in the United States, came back to Puerto Rico to venture into politics, starting as advisor for the San Juan City Major and for the President of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives.
She and her husband have been married for a few years. Find out more about him in his top facts below.
#1 Alfredo Carrasquillo is a phycologist by profession.
Mr. Carrasquillo possesses a transdisciplinary and multicultural educational background that includes university studies, graduates, doctoral and professional positions in Puerto Rico, Spain, Mexico, the United States and Quebec.
#2 He married Carmen Yulin Cruz twice.
Alfredo Carrasquillo and Yulin Cruz were married, the first time on September 25, 2010, following a brief relationship. They were divorced the year after, but remarried in 2013. They have remained together since.
#3 He was married in the past
Alfredo Carrasquillo was previously married and from his first nuptials he became the father of Lucía Carrasquillo Durán. He is also the stepfather of Yulin Cruz’s daughter, Marina Yulín Paul Cruz.
#4 He is an expert in leadership development
According to a bio, Alfredo Carrasquillo is a native of Caguas, Puerto Rico. He is described as a psychoanalyst, an organizational development consultant and also works as a postgraduate professor at the University of the Sacred Heart. His background includes being a coach and organizational development consultant.
#5 He is an author
Carrasquillo is the co-author of Active Citizenship: Dialogues on citizen initiatives for democratic strengthening in the Americas (UT Bolívar, 2009); Between Crime and Punishment: Citizen Security and Democratic Control in Latin America and the Caribbean (New Society, 2003); Social capital (Tal Cual, 2002); Ethics and rhetoric in political communication (Tal Cual, 2001); and Journalism and Democracy (Tal Cual, 2000), completes the edition of a book of conversations with William Miranda Marín titled “To win to the time.”
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