Krystina François

Krystina Francois

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 Executive Director of the Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade, 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’s devotion to
human rights and social justice began at a young age while attending The United
Nations International School in New York City. As a freshman in high school she
moved to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, where anti-government protests and political instability
gave her valuable perspective on the conditions that force many immigrants to seek
refuge in the U.S.

Krystina holds a bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and History from CUNY-Hunter
College. In her previous roles she served as Florida New Americans Program Director
at the Florida Immigrant Coalition and Co-Director of Law for Black Lives. Krystina is
also the founder of KMD Consultant Group, where she leads clients through program
development, cross-sector collaboration and non-profit innovation. In her spare time,
she volunteers with several organizations committed to improving the status of women
and people of color including the Black Collective, League of Women Voters and the
Junior League of Miami. She has been featured in media outlets such as The Miami
Herald, NBC6, Bustle, WLRN and The Miami New Times for her efforts leading the
annual March for Black Women and the 2018 Miami Women Voters Now Election
Guide.