Kristell Caballero Saucedo

Program Officer, Racial Equity Initiatives

Kristell Caballero Saucedo is the Program Officer for the Racial Equity Initiatives at Borealis Philanthropy. As a low-income, first-generation immigrant woman, her work is committed to social justice that puts race and kyriarchy [a social system or set of connecting social systems built around domination, oppression and submission] at its nexus. Most recently, Kristell was a Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellow at the Bush Foundation where she was responsible for managing grants for the Community Innovation Program. She has also work as a consultant to foundations and nonprofits on racial equity and inclusion and community-led work. Kristell holds a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from St. Olaf College. She worked as a New Sector Alliance Fellow and later as the Racial Equity Project Manager at Northside Funders Group where she led and created a racial equity framework and toolkit. As a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico, Kristell focused her research on Afro-Mexican rights. She spent a year working on anti-racism nonformal education at Phiren Amenca, an International Roma Rights organization based in Hungary. Kristell is a salsa dancing enthusiast and Crossfit addict.