Ravesa Bajo

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Ravesa Bajo





A civil war survivor and a political refugee who grew up in various European countries, Ravesa’s personal experience led her to develop a profound commitment to public service and social entrepreneurship. In her advisor capacities at the Mayor’s Office of New York City, Ravesa leads a portfolio of key city agencies with a focus on large-scale city operations and COVID-19 emergency response. Prior to her current responsibilities,  Ravesa led an impactful portfolio of initiatives in the areas of economic opportunity, education equity, health, and immigration services. Ravesa has also advocated on behalf of NYC justice-involved youth, focused on education and empowerment of underprivileged students in South Side and West Side Chicago as well as conducted legal research in the fields of eyewitness identification and DNA testing access in U.S death penalty cases with The Innocence Project. Ravesa graduated from John Jay College with a B.A in Political Science, where she was a recipient of literary and leadership awards. In her free time, Ravesa serves on local nonprofit boards, plans her next travel adventures, and self-studies Afrikaans