Julissa Ponce is a Freedom Network Training Institute (FNTI) Training Specialist
As a training specialist, Julissa supports OVC grantees in revising their housing policies and procedures to be voluntary, trauma-informed, and person-centered. Julissa joined Freedom Network USA with extensive knowledge in cultural humility, worker rights, migrant outreach, and labor trafficking training. Julissa is a speaker, advocate, and consultant for anti-trafficking work with lived experience in labor exploitation and trafficking. Prior to joining US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Julissa worked as a comprehensive bi-lingual survivor advocate for an Iowa-based nonprofit that served survivors of human trafficking. Julissa is also a certified sexual assault and domestic violence advocate.