Cristian Eduardo

Survivor Leader

Sanctuary for Families

Cristian Eduardo is a Survivor Leader at Sanctuary for Families and an advocate for immigrant and LGBTQ+ rights. He is a survivor of human trafficking, a Mexican immigrant, HIV+, a member of the LGBTQ+ community and is open about his PTSD, anxiety and depression. He shares his experiences because he wants to normalize them for others. Although these are parts of him, he is a whole, who cannot be defined. Mr. Eduardo is also a student, who is science and engineering oriented. In addition to his academic experience studying mechatronic engineering in Mexico, he is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and he also studies French and Japanese. Mr. Eduardo’s inspiration for his social justice work is to give insight that victims always remain human beings.