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 currently resides in Hasbrouck Heights.
Ms. Peralta currently serves as the Office Manager for Senator Sandra B. Cunningham, Deputy Majority
Leader, who represents the 31 st Legislative District in the State of New Jersey. Milagros has over ten
years of tenure in government and extensive experience serving in public affairs administration. In her
current role, she 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
Milagros graduated from New Jersey City University with 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.
As a first-generation college graduate, Ms. Peralta understands the importance of mentorship and is
inspired to help our youth identify personal and academic barriers in order to achieve their ultimate goals.
Milagros serves on the Executive Board of LUPE Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is
to educate, empower and engage Latinas to promote leadership and civic engagement. She currently
serves as a member of the Elección Latina Steering Committee, a preconference session of the New
Jersey Ready to Run® Campaign Training for Women, and previously served as the Director of Special
Projects for the Boys to Leaders Foundation 2018 Latino Youth Leadership Conference, which is a non-
profit organization committed to providing young men with leadership training, educational programs,
and personal and professional development.