Ivy O. Suriyopas is a program officer with the Equality Fund of the Open Society U.S. Programs, working on immigrant rights. Previously, she was an attorney and the director of the Anti-Trafficking Initiative at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, providing legal representation, conducting community education and outreach, and engaging in policy advocacy on human trafficking issues. She has written and co-authored works about immigration, workers’ rights, and racial justice for various outlets. She received her JD from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and studied international human rights law in South Africa through Howard University.