Gloria has lived the American dream, taking advantage of the great opportunities South Florida has to offer to build a life for herself and her family. She is a product of public education, graduating from South Broward High School. She worked her way through college at Florida International University and received her MBA from University of Miami.
Gloria is running for Congress because she believes that the American Dream that she benefited from is under assault from Washington. She believes it’s time for a representative dedicated to leading ethically and working tirelessly for South Florida’s middle class families and seniors.
As a business leader, Gloria has a proven track record of creating jobs in the Miami area. Her wealth of experience includes work in a wide variety of companies, including non-profits, small and large sized businesses. She has worked for one of the largest property management companies in Florida, focusing on boosting employee access to healthcare and retirement programs. She is currently managing partner at Nexus Homes, a firm that focuses on bringing new investment into South Florida’s assisted living developments to allow seniors to continue living in the communities where they built their lives and raised their families.
She firmly believes that strong educational resources are the key to a successful economy that is built to compete in global market. Gloria is dedicated to fighting for good public schools and broad access to quality higher education.
When her daughter began attending schools in Miami-Dade county, Gloria was shocked to learn about overcrowding and out of control class sizes. She built a coalition of parents, educators and neighbors that worked closely with the Miami-Dade school district to find short and long term solutions. By thinking creatively and working together, Gloria led an effort that converted unused private real estate to ease overcrowding, and helped advocate for new funding streams to open six new public schools in two years.
Gloria’s affiliations include the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade. She was Vice Chair of the Workforce Housing Committee and Task Force Co-Chair for the Education Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. She also Chaired the FIU College of Business Dean’s Alumni Circle and was recipient of FIU’s Torch Award for 2010 and is a member of the Dean’s Council of the College of Business. Most recently , Gloria was Statewide Vice Chair of Ruth’s List Florida, an organization focused on identifying, supporting and electing women to office statewide.
Gloria and her family are members of St. Mark Catholic Church. She is married to Tom Roses and they have a 13 year-old daughter.