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Carmen Yulin Cruz

Carmen Yulin Cruz

Keynote Speaker: Former Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Carmen Yulin Cruz Biography

Carmen Yulin Cruz is a Puerto Rican politician who served as mayor of the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico from 2013 to 2020. From 2009 through 2013, Cruz served in the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico.

Cruz was elected as the next mayor of San Juan on November 6, 2012, defeating three term-incumbent Mayor Jorge Santini in the city's 2012 mayoral election. She became the third woman to hold San Juan's mayoral office, after Felisa Rincón de Gautier and Sila Calderón.

Cruz's administration continued her predecessor Jorge Santini's plans for the revitalization of the Río Piedras district. The first phase of this plan consisted of the restoration of historic buildings in the subdivision. An economic plan spearheaded by José Rivera-Santana promoted incentives for housing and establishment of new businesses in Río Piedras, in an attempt to salvage the economic importance that the district once had. This was complemented with direct communication and collaboration with the local community and several institutions, including the University of Puerto Rico. She won reelection in the city's 2016 mayoral election.

In 2021, Cruz was appointed the Harriet L. Weissman and Paul M. Weissman Distinguished Fellow in Leadership at the Weissman Center for Leadership at Mount Holyoke College. Mount Holyoke and Cruz have worked together since 2018 when Cruz first visited the College. That visit resulted in a partnership between the College and San Juan, aimed at advancing girls and women in San Juan with a summer STEM camp for girls in San Juan, first piloted in 2018. In 2019, Cruz helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Weissman Center, and came bearing letters from the campers.

Cruz is an active advocate for equality, fighting for the LGBTQ community, the deaf community and children with functional diversity as well as those who have struggled with gender-based violence. She is also a champion for the rights of immigrants.

Her vision of public service is one of governing not for the people, but with the people. She believes a better society is built by having strong student organizations, labor unions, and by implementing programs such as participatory budgets, wherein the people in each community decide how to best develop sustainable plans for themselves.

Cruz has received numerous recognitions and awards, including the Martin Luther King Centre Justice, Peace and Freedom Award and Humanitarian Leadership Award in 2018, the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award in 2018, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Humanitarian Award 2017, and the Puerto Rico Arts Alliance Felisa Rincón Legacy Public Service Award. She was also nominated by People en Español as one of the 50 most Powerful Women in 2017, and TIME Magazine chose her as candidate for Person of the Year recognition in 2017. In 2018, she was on the TIME Magazine list of the 100 most Influential People in the World for her leadership in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. She has also received the prestigious Ridenhour Truth-Telling Award, as well as Casa de Esperanza's Award for Inspirational leadership, the Hank Aaron Champion of Justice Award, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Award for Economic Justice. In 2018, she was named to ESSENCE Magazine's Woke 100 Women list.

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Carmen Yulin Cruz Videos

Keynote with Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz
Unsettled Citizens | Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto || Radcliffe Institute
Carmen Yulín Cruz Lecture at Heinz College

How to book Carmen Yulin Cruz?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Carmen Yulin Cruz for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Carmen Yulin Cruz, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Carmen Yulin Cruz or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Carmen Yulin Cruz?

Booking fees for Carmen Yulin Cruz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Carmen Yulin Cruz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Carmen Yulin Cruz?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Carmen Yulin Cruz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Carmen Yulin Cruz for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Carmen Yulin Cruz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Carmen Yulin Cruz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Carmen Yulin Cruz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Political, Policy and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Carmen Yulin Cruz for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Carmen Yulin Cruz generally travels from San Juan, Puerto Rico and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lauren Underwood, Tina Tchen and Angela Glover Blackwell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Carmen Yulin Cruz for an upcoming event.

Carmen Yulin Cruz Videos

Keynote with Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz
Unsettled Citizens | Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto || Radcliffe Institute
Carmen Yulín Cruz Lecture at Heinz College

How to book Carmen Yulin Cruz?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Carmen Yulin Cruz for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Carmen Yulin Cruz, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Carmen Yulin Cruz or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Carmen Yulin Cruz?

Booking fees for Carmen Yulin Cruz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Carmen Yulin Cruz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Carmen Yulin Cruz?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Carmen Yulin Cruz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Carmen Yulin Cruz for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Carmen Yulin Cruz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Carmen Yulin Cruz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Carmen Yulin Cruz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Political, Policy and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Carmen Yulin Cruz for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Carmen Yulin Cruz generally travels from San Juan, Puerto Rico and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lauren Underwood, Tina Tchen and Angela Glover Blackwell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Carmen Yulin Cruz for an upcoming event.

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