Evelyn C. Mantilla|
(? - living) U.S.A.
Evelyn Mantilla was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and went to the Hartford area, Connecticut, in 1978. She has since distinguished herself as a community leader and an activist committed to the value of all people. She was elected State Representative on February 1997 in a special election for Hartford's 4th Assembly District. Evelyn came out as a bisexual woman in a committed relationship with a woman during the Connecticut Gay Pride celebrations.
In 1998, Evelyn, a Democrat, won her re-election by an overwhelming margin and in 2000 she was elected to her third term. As an activist and legislator, Evelyn has actively fought for civil rights and social justice for all. She represents an urban district replete with residents of color, overwhelmingly of Latino/Puerto Rican descent.
Along with serving the 4th Assembly district, she is a dynamic, bilingual/bicultural consultant with a practice focusing on Diversity issues, and an additional specialty on issues of the Latino community.
She has many years of experience teaching professional workshops in areas such as Diversity, Puerto Rican History and Culture and Conversational Spanish. Evelyn is also a specialist in personal computer applications with many years of computer design, programming and training experience.