Andriana Ongoïba

Andriana Ongoïba is a counselor/advocate at the Sex Worker's Project at the Urban Justice Center. She has a Masters in Psychology from the New School for Social Research and is also a pre-med student at Columbia University. She developed a program for immigrant survivors of violence called Support in English that integrates group therapy with self-advocacy in English. She previously worked as a Human Trafficking Specialist with the Anti-trafficking program at the New York Association for New Americans, which merged with the Sex Workers Project in 2008. She has also been involved in music and was a finalist for a Fulbright research scholarship in Mali, West Africa in Ethnomusicology. Andriana is a certified ESL instructor and freelance interpreter and translator fluent in Spanish, French and Italian and speaks conversational Arabic and Bambara as well. She currently serves as the Sex Workers Project representative on the Advisory Committee on Immigration and Gender at the Opportunity Agenda.