Aida was born in Gary, Indiana and moved to Puerto Rico after she graduated from high school. She attended and graduated from the University of Puerto Rico (BA in Business Education). When she returned to Indiana, she attended Indiana University NW where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and a post baccalaureate degree in Accounting.
After 35 years in the workforce, Aida retired as a cost accountant and has dedicated her free time pursuing another career in the culinary field. She is the author of “Aida’s Kitchen a lo Boricua” – a bilingual Puerto Rican cookbook. She has her own food blogging website and YouTube Channel.
Aida has been volunteering for both for-profit organizations and non-profit organizations for the past 48 years. She is currently the President of the Indiana Chapter of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW). In the past several years, the Indiana Chapter has awarded college scholarships to empower and promote the future leadership roles of the Puerto Rican women in our community.