Cristina Aguilera Sandoval

Cristina Aguilera Sandoval, Project Director
Cristina is an advocate, trainer and consultant, with expertise in social movements and diversity and inclusion. Born in the U.S. and raised in Venezuela, she spent the last decade inspiring others to take social and political action, building coalitions to pass legislation, connecting individuals to opportunities and information and integrating leaders who are making communities more welcoming. In addition to her work at the Sillerman Center, Cristina is also a consultant for NH-based Endowment for Health and the New Hampshire Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees (NHAIR). She co-founded Venezuelan Women in Action to raise international awareness about the political violence Venezuelan women are facing and she manages operations at her husband’s immigration and human rights law firm, the Law Offices of Julio Henríquez. Cristina worked for six years at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), where she rose to become Director of Organizing. Before joining MIRA, she worked with the labor movement across the United States and abroad. Cristina was an undergraduate at Venezuela’s Universidad de Carabobo and graduated with a Master’s in Public Administration from the LKY School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.