Sandra Castro Solis
Sandra joins us as the National Membership Director. Sandra is a Chicana feminist and passionate human and civil rights advocate that has spent the last 11 years working with immigrant and refugee communities across the United States. As a scholar-activist, she has centralized her education and work around human rights. She comes to the Network after serving the ACLU-Arizona as Organizing Director.
Throughout her organizing tenure, she has worked for Puente Movement and has held various positions, including senior organizer and program director. On a statewide and national level, she has worked as an organizer, field director and consultant for numerous non-governmental organizations who work around various advocacy issues such as immigration, gender equality, education, criminal justice, environmentalism, labor rights and voting rights. Sandra has also consulted with numerous non-governmental organizations who work on various human rights issues such as immigration, poverty, education, environmentalism, and indigenous peoples rights.
Sandra earned her BA in History at Arizona State University, Minors in Women & Gender Studies and Justice Studies, and a Certificate in Transborder Studies. In 2014, Sandra received her Master’s in Human Rights Studies-International Affairs from Columbia University. She was awarded the Corazon del Pueblo Human Rights Award in 2015.