Yadira and her husband Jeff moved to the heart of the Lincoln Avenue Corridor in 2007 and are the proud parents of two children, Julyssa and Tomás. Prior to her 2019 election to the New Rochelle City Council, Yadira served as a New Rochelle Public Library Trustee, a member of the Lincoln Avenue Task Force, a planning committee member for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, a member of the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth, board member of NewRo Runners, youth group leader at New Rochelle United Methodist Church and president of her homeowner’s association.
Yadira received her B.A. in History (cum laude) from St. Francis College and her law degree from the University at Buffalo Law School. She practiced law for 8 years before she went back to school to obtain her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University. She is currently the Dean of Students at Columbia Law School. In her free time you will find Yadira running, reading and spending time with her wonderful family.