Jonna has been in the development sector for over 16 years, with the last 12 at PTI, EverFree’s program in the Philippines, working to provide economic empowerment services to survivors of human trafficking and gender-based violence. Prior to her work advocating for the empowerment of survivors, she was engaged in other projects focusing on poverty alleviation, community development and health policy development. She is a US-PH Exchange Alumni through the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative and was a Health Policy Fellow of UPecon Foundation through a cooperative agreement with USAID. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Public Management.
Every day human trafficking survivors are overcoming trauma and rebuilding their lives.