Ariana Collado is currently the executive director of the Bronx Democratic County Committee, also known as The Bronx Dems.
In this capacity, Ms. Collado collaborates with candidates and their staff at the federal, state and local levels to support electoral campaigns.
Her varied responsibilities include planning, developing and implementing strategies for sustaining and increasing participation in political and civic engagement.
Ms. Collado previously served as chief of staff to New York City Council Member Andrew J. Cohen, chair of the Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing Committees, and chair of the Bronx Delegation.
She was responsible for managing all aspects of the office’s daily operations, including legislation, budget, communications and constituent services.
Additionally, Ms. Collado was responsible for handling the office’s land use and zoning matters.
Ms. Collado also served as the Bronx Delegation liaison to the New York City Council, where she helped shape and advance city budget advocacy campaigns to secure millions of dollars for organizations in the Bronx and across the city.
In her previous roles in government, and as executive director at the Bronx Dems, Ms. Collado has played a pivotal role in bridging the gap exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic by bringing resources for communities in the Bronx and across the city.
She has recently volunteered her time helping the Bronx community access the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly those who do not have access to a computer.
Ms. Collado earned a BA in political science from the City University of New York (CUNY) at Lehman College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor degree from the CUNY School of Law.
She is also a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. `
A proud lifelong Bronxite, Ms. Collado currently resides in the Northeast Bronx.