Melissa Sontag Broudo

Melissa Sontag Broudo is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Sex Workers Project in New York City, where she represents sex workers and survivors of trafficking utilizing the harm reduction model. Her specialization is criminal justice, specifically assisting clients in navigating the criminal justice system, post-conviction relief, and vacatur of convictions. She has been involved in the sex workers’ rights movement for over ten years. She is also an active member of the Sex Workers Outreach Project-NYC and a board member of the Best Practices Policy Project, Desiree Alliance, and the PROS Network (Providers & Resources Offering Services to Sex Workers). She holds a Bachelors Degree from Brown University, a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, and a Masters in Public Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Ms. Broudo presents widely at universities and legal organizations on sex work, trafficking, and vacating convictions for survivors of trafficking.