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 Jersey City, New Jersey at the age of seven and now resides in Bayonne.
Ms. Peralta currently serves as the Director of Office Services to New Jersey State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader, Sandra B. Cunningham, who represents the 31st Legislative District. Milagros has approximately twelve years of tenure in state government and has diverse experience ranging from overseeing the daily operations of the legislative district office to developing relationships with constituents, statewide organizations and various government agencies.
Milagros is a first-generation college graduate of New Jersey City University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing. Prior to graduating from New Jersey City University, she attended Hudson County Community College, where she earned an Associate of Arts degree with a minor 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 (EOF) 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.
Milagros serves as an executive board member for LUPE Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, empower and engage Latinas to promote leadership and civic engagement. She has also served as a member of the Elección Latina Steering Committee, a preconference session of the New Jersey Ready to Run® Campaign Training for Women, and formerly the Director of Special Projects for the Boys to Leaders Foundation 2018 Latino Youth Leadership Conference.
Ms. Peralta understands the importance of having positive role models during childhood and is inspired to help our youth identify personal, cultural and academic obstacles in order to achieve their ultimate goals.