Milagros Peralta was born in New York City, the first-born to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic. Milagros, affectionately referred to as Millie by family and friends, moved to New Jersey at the age of seven and has been a resident of the State since then, currently residing in Hasbrouck Heights. Milagros is an alumna of New Jersey City University where she pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Prior to graduating from New Jersey City University, she attended Hudson County Community College, where she received an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts with a minor study in Business Administration. While enrolled at Hudson County Community College, she was a recipient of the Hudson County Government Scholarship, which was established to provide financial assistance to Hudson County students who otherwise would not be able to attend the college, and have attained a record of academic success. Additionally, Milagros is an Educational Opportunity Fund scholar and was recognized with the New Jersey EOF Academic Achievement Award for consistently maintaining a high cumulative grade point average. She was also inducted to the Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) National Honor Society for achieving academic excellence.
Currently, Ms. Peralta serves as the Office Manager for Senator Sandra B. Cunningham, Majority Whip, who represents the 31st Legislative District in the State of New Jersey. Milagros has approximately ten years of tenure in government and extensive experience serving in public affairs administration. In her current role, Milagros has been a key player in effectively managing district office operations and special projects, as well as developing and maintaining communications with constituents and local and statewide organizations. She is also a proud member of LUPE Fund, Inc. and served as a committee member for the 2017 Young Latina Leadership Conference.