Edda Santiago is the Campaign Manager for John Sanchez, City Council Candidate for District 15 in the Bronx. Prior to joining the campaign, Edda was an attorney at the Legal Aid Society, where she fought to keep New Yorkers in their homes and was frequently interviewed by local Spanish speaking media including Univision 41, Telemundo 47 and Spectrum en Español.
In 2020, Edda was named one of Prospanica NY’s Top 20 Latinx Leaders of New York City. In 2019, she was recognized as an emerging NYC civic leader and awarded a Five Borough Future Fellowship. She currently serves on the boards of Manhattan Community Board 12 and the Neighborhood Advisory Board (MN-12). She is also the Vice President of Dare to Run, Inc. and is on the New York Junior League’s Advocates for Public Policy committee. In 2015, the Puerto Rican Bar Association recognized Edda as the Young Associate Award Honoree and the Hispanic Coalition of New York recognized her as one of the 40 Under 40 Latino Rising Stars.
Edda earned her JD from St. John’s University School of Law in 2014 where she was awarded the Ronald H. Brown Scholarship. Prior to law school, Edda worked for a U.S. Senator, interned for the National Women’s Political Caucus and the U.S. Department of State, and was active in the 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections.