Rossana López León

Rossana López
25th Senate of Puerto Rico
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Majority Whip
Senate of Puerto Rico
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded by Lucy Arce
Personal details
Born (1969-03-06) March 6, 1969
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political party Popular Democratic Party (PPD)
Alma mater University of Puerto Rico at Cayey (B.A.)
Profession Politician

Rossana López León (born March 6, 1969) is a Puerto Rican politician and public servant from the Popular Democratic Party (PPD). López was elected to the Senate of Puerto Rico in 2012. Before that, she served as Director of the Office of Affairs of the Elderly.

Early years and studies

Rossana López León was born in San Juan on March 6, 1969 to Norberto López and Carmen León. She is the fourth of five children. López grew up in Cayey. She served as class president during her junior high and high school years. She was also part of the honor roll during high school. Before entering college, López volunteered to work as a missionary in the Dominican Republic.

López received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. During her time in college, she founded the Volunteer Corps of the Menonite Hospital of Cayey, where they developed an educational video about the elderly population in Puerto Rico. She was also part of an exchange student in the United States. Because of her work, she earned the Governor's Medal offered by the Office for Youth Affairs.

After that, López completed her Master's degree in Virginia becoming the first Puerto Rican graduate student of Gerontology, with a minor in Administration.

Professional career and public service

After graduating, López became part of the faculty of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. She then became the Executive Director of the Governor's Office for the Elderly Affairs, the first Elderly People's Solicitor, and the first representative from that field in the United Nations.

Political career

López decided to run for a seat in the Senate of Puerto Rico under the Popular Democratic Party (PPD). After winning a spot on the 2012 primaries, López was elected on the general elections. She was the fifth candidate with most votes.

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