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Alvarez, Aida

Born: 1950 AD
Currently alive, at 65 years of age.
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Categories: Administrators

1950 – Alvarez was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

1971 – She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree graduating Cum Laude.

1982 – She won an Associated Press Award for Excellence and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her reporting of guerilla activities in El Salvador.

1993 – She was named Director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight.

1997 – She was appointed as Administrator of the Small Business Administration by President Bill Clinton and was the first hispanic woman and Puerto Rican that served as an executive officer in a President’s Cabinet.

2000 – She was elected to the Board of Overseers of Harvard University.

2004 – She was named official spokeswoman for Senator John Kerry.