Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, often referred to as AOC, is an American politician and activist born on October 13, 1989. She represents New York's 14th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives and is a member of the Democratic Party. Ocasio-Cortez is known for her progressive policies, including the Green New Deal, which aims to address climate change and economic inequality. She is also known for her use of social media to engage with her constituents and the wider public, as well as her advocacy for marginalized communities. Off the political arena, she is involved in several charitable initiatives, including supporting education and healthcare programs in underserved communities. She continues to be a highly-regarded figure in the world of politics and a role model for her commitment to social justice and progressive policies.