Prior to joining Brooklyn A, Ivan Valladares spent several years as a public service professional and political campaign organizer. After working in the New York City Council, he joined Vice President Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign. Most recently, he worked in finance and communications for New York Democratic campaigns. He received his B.A. in Italian and political science from Middlebury College. Raised by a single-mom, Ivan immigrated to Brooklyn from Peru at the age of eight. His favorite place in NYC is the street he grew up on.