Program Manager, New York City & Eastern Massachusetts
New York, NY
Janai Smith is a Human Rights Advocate with over 10 years of experience. Before joining the Jefferson Awards Foundation, she served as the Youth Outreach Manager for ECPAT-USA where she directed the Youth Against Child Trafficking program. While with ECPAT, Janai educated, empowered, and mobilized young people around the issue of child sexual exploitation. Previously, she worked with non-profits such as Global Kids, South Asian Youth Action, and the Advocacy Lab, teaching youth about various human rights issues and how they can effect social change. Janai received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Vermont, her M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University, and is an alumna of AmeriCorps.