Sandra joined Equitas in January of 2017. In her role as the Program Officer, Sandra is primarily responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Speaking Rights program in British Columbia. Originally from Peru, Sandra brings over 10 years of experience working with non-profits, community based agencies and in educational settings in Vancouver. Sandra has been engaged in supporting vulnerable children, youth and families since she moved to Canada. She has been providing tools for communities to navigate systems, build advocacy and leadership skills, and use fun and creative skills for healing and empowerment. Her work has taken her through roles such as advocate, support group facilitator, immigrant and refugee youth worker, community programs manager and much more. Sandra is currently pursuing an M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy.