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Born in Puerto Rico, she’s been working 14 years doing an international campaign of awareness of dating violence. She’s the author of the novel, Lo que no dije, which she wrote when she was 15 years old, becoming Puerto Rico youngest novelist. With this book she started giving conferences about dating violence and advocating for prevention of domestic violence. Her website www.loquenodije.com has more than 250,000 visits from all over the world.  She has given more than 350 conferences in Middle School, High School, Universities, Community Centers, Churches and Government Agencies in Puerto Rico, United States, Mexico and Dominican Republic. She has won several awards for her activism and voluntary work; as well as public policy exchanges with the Dominican Republic’s and Mexico government, and was a panelist in the first Women and Media Conference of the UNESCO in Thailand (Dec 2013). In 2008 she published Mudanza Constante, her second book, of poetry.

She works in the Senate of Puerto Rico as Director of the Women Commission for her multiple Bill proposals and work in public policy. She has worked also as Press Secretary, Multimedia Editor and Content Producer. She has studied and promoted the role of Women in Politics and the Hispanic Vote in the United States. As she works in the Senate, she also is a freelance journalist and adjourn professor.

Ada is finishing her PhD in History of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean (CEAPRC) and has a Masters (from FIU, Miami) and Bachelor’s Degree (UPR, San Juan) in Mass Communications specialized in Multimedia and Investigative Journalism. She has completed several Post Graduate Degrees in: Gender and Women Studies from the University of Puerto Rico, International Relations and Democracy from the Department of State and the International Diplomacy University  of Santo Domingo, and she graduated from the Documentary Filmmaking Institute of George Washington University. She is fully bilingual. Some of her media appearances include Univision, CNN en Español, Al Jazeera.

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