Rosana Cruz is the Associate Director of Voices of Formerly Incarcerated Persons.
Rosana came to VOTE from her position as Co-Director of Safe Streets/Strong Communities. Previously Rosana worked with the National Immigration Law Center helping to create the New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice and working to address the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina on immigrants and refugees. Prior to joining NILC, she worked with SEIU in Miami, after having been displaced from New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. Before the storm, Rosana worked for a diverse range of community organizations, including the Latin American Library, Hispanic Apostolate, the Lesbian and Gay Community Center of New Orleans, and People’s Youth Freedom School. Ms. Cruz came to New Orleans through her work with the Southern Regional Office of Amnesty International in Atlanta.
Ms. Cruz holds a BA in Race and Gender Studies from New College of Florida and a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from Tulane University.