Meet Your Judicial Delegates in the 42nd Assembly District
Farah Louis is a first-generation Brooklynite of Haitian heritage who earned a dual Bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism from Long Island University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Strategic Communications from New York University.
Farah is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff to New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, serving as a representative to budgetary affairs and committees that address matters relating to combatting Gun Violence, as well as lending her voice to create policies that address issues regarding immigration, women’s rights and domestic violence.
She began her career as a freelance reporter writing for publications such as Caribbean Life Newspaper, The Daily Challenge, Amsterdam News, Voices of NY, Haitian Times and the Canarsie Courier. In addition, Farah also worked for WQHT-HOT97 and WCBS-FM 101.9, two prominent Urban and Pop radio stations in New York City. As a Journalist, Farah covered community affairs related stories, in which she found herself galvanizing disenfranchised constituents and empowered them to utilize their voice and voting power to demand much needed resources for their communities. Storytelling was an outlet for Farah to join the world of organizing and she’s been advocating and making a difference in Brooklyn and in her community for the past 10 years.
Farah is an advocate for women's rights, economic development and public safety. As she has been quite successful in virtually every venture she takes on, Farah is now focused on becoming an influential asset to progressive politics in New York City.
Caroline H. Piela
Caroline is an attorney for Crumiller P.C. that specializes in gender and pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment. Previously Caroline was employed by the New York City Housing Authority, where she successfully prosecuted cases for eight years. Caroline holds a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, as well as a Masters and Bachelors of Arts from New York University. Caroline co-founded Ditmas Art, a quarterly mixed media arts event focused on political discourse and Hate Has No Home Here, an event for children and their parents can write postcards to elected officials about pressing issues.
In September 2017, Caroline was elected as Judicial Delegate of the 42nd Assembly District. Caroline and her husband Steve were recently awarded the Community Leaders of the Year by Brooklyn Young Democrats.
Christina Das is proud first generation Indian American and Brooklynite. She is serving her second term as the Executive Vice-President of the Brooklyn Young Democrats "BYD". Under her leadership, the club has doubled in membership, formed a vibrant Women's Caucus and Jewish Caucus and is dedicated to mobilizing diverse young people from across Kings County to become civically engaged. Christina brings to BYD a passion for social justice and years of advocating on behalf of marginalized communities from the local to the global in China and Cuba where she has worked to combat gender based violence and increase access to education for girls. Locally, Christina is active member of the Central Brooklyn community where she partners with her elected officials on civic activism and serves as a member of the Kings County Democratic Committee.
A 2014 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she triple majored in Political Science, Philosophy & Economics, Christina made sure her voice was heard not only in the classroom but also across campus as Political Action Director of the Pennsylvania College Democrats. One of the most transformative moments in Christina's career thus far has been serving as an Organizing Fellow for President Obama's 2012 campaign, which further embedded in her a passion for issue based advocacy and the ability to empower everyday people to become stakeholders in their community.
Following undergrad, Christina spent three years in direct-client service as a paralegal in immigration law, helping foreign nationals achieve H-1B status and attain a pathway to permanent residency. Presently, Christina is a 2L at the CUNY School of Law, where she is training to become a public interest attorney on behalf of her community. This summer, Christina furthered her passion for "local to global advocacy" by working as a legal intern in the Office of the NY Attorney General's Labor Department and also traveling to India with the United Nations where she worked in policy reform focused on women's reproductive rights.
Marietta SmallMarietta Small is president of Flatbush Gardens Tenant Association,that consist of 15,000 tenants. Marietta was recently elected Correspondence Secretaryfor the 67th Precinct Council, active member of the FlatbushTenant Coalition and Treasurer for Bridging Access to Care.Mother of two children and the grandmother of seven.Former District Leader of the 42nd and 58th Assembly District. Marietta has been an community activist for over 30 years.
A 1975 graduate of Shaw University majoring in Communication. Serve as Co-Chairman of UNIBOA, a group of County Organizations from Liberia.Editor in-Chief and Publisher of Profile of Progress of the Saint Anthony Baptist News Paper from 1974 to 1985.
President of Tencota, Inc, one of the largest progressive tenants association in Brooklyn.
Samuel I. Maslow
Sam Maslow has been active in the Democratic Party since his teenage years, helping guide candidates through the ballot access process and assisting in campaigns. Active in LGBTQ advocacy groups, Sam has been teaching high school in the New York City school system for several years.