Alumnus is “Rising Star: Top 40 Under 40”
When David DeCancio’s parents fled Cuba in 1962, they did so with the hope of finding freedom and opportunity.
They came to the United States with just a suitcase of clothes, barely speaking a word of English, and left behind all that they knew. His father worked three jobs to get by — roofing during the day, cleaning offices at night and working part-time in a print shop. His mother volunteered at the school and went on to start a teacher's aide union.
That family history now informs what DeCancio, himself, does. As the deputy director of communications and information services for the New York State Assembly, he strives to make this a better state. Read more.