Krsha Sendón joined the ACLU of Florida in May 2020, as the Statewide Immigrant Rights Organizer, and was promoted in June 2022, to Senior Program Manager. She has served as Interim Field Director since December 2022.
Prior to joining the ACLU, she served as the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator at The Children’s Movement of Florida, where she advocated for policies benefitting our youngest Floridians.
As first-generation immigrant, growing up both in Lima, Perú, and Jacksonville, Florida, she learned early on about our broken immigration system and the many barriers facing immigrant families. Throughout her studies and professional experiences, immigrant and children’s rights have been at the core of her work.
Earlier in her career she served with Americorps National Direct at LIFT NY, an anti-poverty nonprofit organization in the Bronx, where she worked with community members to find housing, employment, educational opportunities, and immigration assistance. After LIFT, she interned with Lutheran Social Services in Maryland with its Refugee Resettlement program, assisting new arrivals in building new lives in the United States. Shortly after, she also interned with the Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy team at Save the Children in D.C., advocating for refugee resettlement in the U.S. and aid for humanitarian crises worldwide.
Most recently, she continued her work with children and refugees with the Department of Human and Health Services in Homestead where she assisted unaccompanied immigrant minors to reunite them with their families in the United States.
Krsha earned her B.A. in Sociology with minors in Education and International Development and Humanitarian Assistance from the University of Florida, and an M.A. in International Development with a focus on Children, Refugees, and Education from American University.