Outreach and Engagement Coordinator - South Florida
A first-generation immigrant, Krsha spent her childhood both in Lima, Perú, and Jacksonville.
Krsha graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Sociology and minors in Education and International Development and Humanitarian Assistance. She then served with the AmeriCorps National* Direct with LIFT NY, an anti-poverty, nonprofit organization in the Bronx where she worked with community members in finding employment, housing, and educational opportunities for local residents.
Krsha then continued her education at American University, earning an MA in International Development with a focus on Children, Refugees, and Education. While at American, she interned with Lutheran Social Services in its Refugee Resettlement program, assisting new arrivals in building new lives in the United States.
She also interned at Save the Children with the Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy in Washington D.C. It was there that Krsha found her passion for advocacy, which eventually led her to joining The Children's Movement.
American University's program also gave her a great opportunity to learn about different countries' education systems. Her practicum in Nairobi, Kenya, entailed research studies in education in emergency contexts. She also attended the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica, where she learned about peace education. After graduating from American, Krsha volunteered providing humanitarian aid in Ecuador in the aftermaths of the 2017 earthquake.
Upon her return to the United States, Krsha continued her work with children and refugees with the Department of Human and Health Services in Homestead. She helped unaccompanied immigrant minors to reunite them with their families in the United States.
In her spare time, Krsha enjoys traveling, volunteering, walking her dog, swimming and making soaps.
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