Sienna Baskin, Esq.

Sienna Baskin, Esq. is a Managing Director of the Sex Workers Project. Ms. Baskin directs the legal services and policy advocacy of SWP. Ms. Baskin trains and supervises legal staff in providing direct legal representation, public education and outreach. She promotes reform of laws and policies affecting sex workers and survivors of trafficking, and oversees the production of SWP’s human rights documentation reports. Ms. Baskin also provides direct legal education, advice and representation to sex workers and survivors of trafficking on housing, criminal, employment, and immigration matters. Ms. Baskin joined SWP as an Equal Justice Works fellow in 2007. In 2010, she was recognized by the New York City Federal Executive Board with a Teamwork Award for her work representing survivors of trafficking. In 2013, she received a Community In Spirit Award from the Translatina Network. She serves on the Steering Committees of the New York Anti-Trafficking Network and the national Freedom Network. Prior to joining the Sex Workers Project, Ms. Baskin advocated for criminalized people's rights in various settings. She has worked with Critical Resistance against the expansion of prisons into rural communities, organized social justice conferences with youth, taught creative writing in housing projects and prisons, and helped harm-reduction needle-exchange efforts. Sienna is a graduate of Hampshire College and the City University of New York School of Law.