Christian Gonzalez-Orbegoso (he/they) is the proud North Florida Regional Director for Florida Rising. The son of immigrants from South America, who made Miami their home in the 1990s, Christian has been fighting for equity and justice throughout the state of FL through movement-building within communities of color, the state legislature, and the school system for the past 7 years.

Christian served as the esteemed Duval Organizer, Statewide Lead Organizer, and the Organizing Director for the 2018, 2020, and 2022 Florida for All statewide campaign to expand democracy and access to voting for low-propensity Black and Latinx voters. Highlights of these campaigns include the passage of Amendment 4 (2018), leading an organizational electoral outreach plan during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020), and setting the stage for progressive wins across Jacksonville, Orlando and more (2023)! Prior to 2018, they dedicated two years of public service as an AmeriCorps Member/Lead with City Year, an international education non-profit fighting to close the achievement and graduation gap in underserved communities, mainly Title-1 funded Black and Latinx schools. While serving, they were a trainer for the New Politics Leadership Foundation, a non-profit centered on training and electing community members and servant leaders to run for public office.

Previously, the proud FL Gator lived and worked in Tallahassee, FL, with the Office of FL State Representative David Richardson, the first LGBTQ+ state elected official. Christian envisions the building of an intersectional, transformative, and progressive movement in Florida that will be representative of the new majority!