Francisco Pedro was born in São Paulo, Brazil and moved to Miami, FL at the age of eleven. After graduating from Florida International University with a B.A. in English Literature and a Film Studies Certificate, he began working for the film festival circuit and relocated seasonally in order to attend and/or work for a variety of events in cities including Miami, New York, São Paulo, Havana and Karlovy Vary.
Wanting to live in New York City permanently, Francisco joined Grassroots Campaigns in 2015 as a canvasser for the American Civil Liberties Union. Inspired by the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court verdict a few weeks before, his fundraising supported legal and lobbying efforts that would prevent LGBT individuals from facing workplace discrimination in 29 states. He eventually had the honor of representing Planned Parenthood Federation of America during the year when the attacks against the reproductive healthcare provider reached an all-time high.
After months of working for the Manhattan office as a field manager, Francisco was promoted to an Assistant Director position in 2016 and currently works for National Recruitment as a Rover, traveling to college campuses in the states of New York and New Jersey. He seeks to hire graduating seniors interested in getting involved during what is shaping up to be a pivotal election year.