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Krystina Francois

Director, Office of New Americans for Miami-Dade County

 

Krystina François is a social justice advocate, immigration expert, political educator, and policy strategist with a proven track record of engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors to form collaborative partnerships and advocate for the needs of underestimated communities. As Director of the Office of New Americans for Miami-Dade County, she spearheads an innovative initiative to bring legal and financial resources for immigrants out of the office and into the community. Krystina is a first generation Haitian-American who is driven by the desire to create opportunities for immigrants and BIPOC femmes to have a voice.Krystina holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from CUNY-Hunter College. She also serves on the board of The Black Collective and the Junior League of Miami. Krystina has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, NBC6, Bustle, WLRN and NPR.  She is the recipient of the 2019 Rebecca Herndon Bush Award from the Junior League of Miami and the 2020 “Top 20 Under 40” YoPro Award by the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida.  

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