Charo Valero

Charo Valero

State Policy Director

Charo Valero serves as the Florida State Policy Director for the  Florida Latina Advocacy Network of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. Born and raised in Panama City, Panama, Charo is a proud immigrant and queer Latina feminist who strives to build the community and inspire and empower other women, queer folks, and folks of color. ​

When not at work, Charo is a lead organizer and founding member of Lady Fest Miami, a graduate and current member of the executive team of the New Leaders Council-Miami Chapter, and serves on the board of Engage Miami. Charo is also an active volunteer with Aqua Foundation, Pridelines, and several anti-racist and racial justice initiatives.

Prior to advocating for reproductive justice, Charo was the Field Director at SAVE, where her main focus was public education and community mobilization for LGBTQ political advocacy at the local, state and national level. Charo has also worked in the private sector in operations, accounting and finance. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Religious Studies at Florida International University.