Beats: women's health, social issues and lifestyle. Columbia Journalism School grad. Tar Heel living in NYC. Bylines: amNewYork, China.org.cn, DIYMFA.com and HerCampus.com
Betsy Aldana is a single mother who lives in the Dempsey Apartments on 128 West 128th Street with her two daughters, Natalia, 14, and Angelina, 12. A 30-year resident of Harlem, Betsy is legally deaf and communicates with her daughters using American Sign Language.