Jaime Williams was elected to serve the 59th Assembly District on April 19, 2016; encompassing the neighborhoods of Canarsie, Georgetown, Mill Basin, Marine Park and Gerritsen Beach. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, she came to the United States in 1999, settling in New York City. Education has always been important to Ms. Williams, She obtained her GED when she first came to the U.S. and then attended Kingsborough Community College. She continued her education at York College, earning a Bachelorís Degree in Social Work. After completing her undergraduate studies, she then attended Fordham University where she earned her Masterís Degree in Social Work and then returned to Kingsborough Community College where she got her CASAC-T certificate (Credential Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) with a Specialization in Gambling counseling. Ms. Williams believes in giving back to the community. As a result, she has organized countless food and toy drives for families in the community. In 2007, Ms. Williams founded Empowerment = Courage to Heal Inc., an organization devoted to raising awareness against domestic violence in the community. Jaimeís experience includes more than 8 years of counseling women and children who were victims of domestic violence. Her experience has allowed her to collaborate with faith-based community and civic organizations to promote awareness about domestic violence. Jaime has also used her skills to advocate and counsel clients who are HIV positive with history of substance abuse. Following Super Storm Sandy, Jaime was employed by Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens to work in Brooklyn with residents who were affected by Super Storm Sandy, particularly in Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Gerritsen Beach and Coney Island. Jaime also served as the Community Project Director for Brooklyn East at Catholic Charities, where she provided outreach programs for the community in Brownsville, East New York, Canarsie and Mill Basin. Through continued outreach Jaime served as the liaison between the elected officials to address social service issues that affected programs at Catholic Charities. Jaime Williams truly epitomizes what it means to be an active member of her community. She is a member of the Canarsie Lions Club, and the 69th Precinct Community Council. She is a graduate and participant in the Cityís CERT program, a volunteer program that prepares our community for emergencies by aiding police and fire departments during a crisis. She has served as a member of the Mill Basin Civic Association and Brooklynís Community Board 18.