Melissa Mark-Viverito

 Latino Victory | Senior Advisor 

Melissa Mark Viverito currently serves as Vice President for Strategic Engagement for the Latin Victory Project. Mark-Viverito was born in San Juan and grew up in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. She came to New York at age 18 to attend college, earning a BA degree from Columbia University in 1991 and then a Master of Public Administration degree from Baruch College in 1995. Her hyphenated last name comes from her late father, Anthony Mark Carrero, and the maiden name of her mother, Elizabeth Viverito Escobar. 

Mark-Viverito is a Boricua/Latina who served as the Speaker of the New York City Council from 2014 to 2017 as well as council member for the 8th district from 2006 to 2017. She is a Democrat. The district includes Concourse, Concourse Village, East Harlem, Highbridge, Longwood, Mott Haven, Port Morris, and Randall's Island.