Cecilia Navas is a Venezuelan political exile who uses her platform to create positive change. Since her early years, she has been involved in politics and has a wealth of experience in the field of advocacy, rule of law, and public policy. She has dedicated herself to explaining how socialism destroyed her homeland and has been advocating for freedom by sharing her story with the youth. She recently worked as Deputy State Director for VAMOS at National Republican Senatorial Committee in North Carolina.
Cecilia is a leading advocate for youth voices in the defense of democracy, and rule of law and liberty. She holds a degree in International Business and she served as president of the Florida National University Student Government Association.
She created the non-profit A TOY AND A SMILE foundation in 2009 to help low-income children in Venezuela and served as president of the Florida National University Student Government Association. She is a founder of the Youth and Democracy in the Americas a non profit organization stablished in Florida in 2018, with the mission to educate student leaders to promoting values and democratic principles with the goal of serving the youth by helping them understand their role toward achieving democracy in the Americas.
With the support of the Secretary General Dr. Luis Almagro, Cecilia created an event at the Organization of American States to honor the fallen young heroes in Venezuela on Youth Day. Additionally, she organized the annual continental student Summit Youth and Democracy in the Americas at the U.S Congress, mobilizing more than 350 students and young leaders from 22 countries to strengthen the democracies of the region.