Aria Valdez

Aria Valdez

Aria is a lifelong resident of the City of Newburgh. She studied business and government. She's a Women's Healthcare Advocate and Community Organizer, Political Strategist, Speech Writer with 6 years experience lobbying for healthcare accessibility for marginalized communities in the Mid-Hudson Valley and nationwide. Aria organized and led the first Hudson Valley Women's March in 2018 and again in 2021, was a featured Women's Advocate speaker for Women's March NYC 2020, and Women's Healthcare Advocate speaker for We The People March in Kingston 2020. She has 14 years of experience in political campaign management, political organizing and 9 years experience in activist led mass scale protests. She previously worked in finance, auditing municipal bonds for nationwide capital projects. She believes in celebrating diversity where you live and is elated to join the Habitat Newburgh Team to advocate for affordable homeownership for her community.