Aditi Bhattacharya is Deputy Director of client services at NYC Anti-Violence Project, the largest anti-LGBTQ violence organization in the country, an organization that empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies of end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. She holds an LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) from Hunter College School of Social Work and an MA in International Politics from Mumbai University School of Civics and Politics. A recipient of the “Emerging Leaders” award from the National Association of Social Workers, Aditi has served as Prevention Coordinator for Columbia University Sexual Violence Response and as Rape Crisis Program Coordinator at Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. She also served as Manager of the Sexual Violence Services Program for Womankind (formerly NY Asian Women’s Center), an advocacy group for survivors of complex trauma which provided the first Coordinated Community Response in New York City for Asian Pacific Islander organizations around intimate partner violence prevention (called Asian Anti Violence Network).