Managing Director of Organizational Development & Leadership
Flavia Jimenez became Managing Director of Organizational Development & Leadership in 2016. In this newly created role Flavia is responsible for leading organization change initiatives and opportunities for professional growth to staff through coordinated training and leadership efforts. Prior to her new role, Flavia served as Senior Attorney and Project Director of Immigrant Justice for two years. She has fifteen years of combined experience in the areas of immigration law and policy, employment law, immigrant integration policy and programs, as well as organizing for community empowerment. Prior to joining Advancement Project, Flavia worked at the National Skills Coalition and the U.S. Department of Education on economic justice and educational opportunities for adult immigrants in the U.S. She has held senior level positions at the National Immigration Forum, and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights where she worked to empower diverse immigrant communities by creating campaign strategies relating to civic participation and citizenship acquisition. Previously, she worked as a Senior Policy analyst at the National Council of La Raza and as an employment rights attorney at Casa of Maryland, Inc. While at Casa of Maryland, Flavia worked with day laborers and domestic workers on wage theft and trafficking cases. Flavia is admitted to the D.C. bar.
Flavia emigrated to the U.S. from Peru at the age of 9 and moved to the DC area, where she grew up and currently lives in Silver Spring, MD with her family.