Sandra is the Founder and Executive Director of Everyday Feminism, one of the fastest growing online feminist platforms. Launched in June 2012, Everyday Feminism has built a readership of 200,000 average monthly visitors to the online magazine and team of almost 20 writers.
Sandra brings an inside-out approach to feminism because she believes personal transformation and social transformation are interdependent. She’s also pioneering an innovative online business model for feminism and social justice to make this work sustainable for activists.
She brings a wide range of approaches and skills to Everyday Feminism from her experience working with trauma survivors, healing and personal transformation, and social change. She has worked on the front lines in the fight against human trafficking and in the social innovation and capacity-building field.
Prior to founding Everyday Feminism, Sandra was the Manager of Institutional Development and Consulting Associate at the Management Assistance Group (MAG), a management consulting nonprofit that strengthens progressive advocacy groups, and a Senior Venture Associate at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, where she identified and supported emerging leading social entrepreneurs in the US.
At Polaris Project, Sandra provided conducted direct victim outreach, provided comprehensive case management services, and launched a transitional housing program for human trafficking survivors.
Sandra is a trained life coach from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Sandra has also engaged in a variety of approaches to personal healing, development, and transformation to better understand what it takes to work through the past in order to be free in creating one’s future.
In her volunteer time, Sandra has worked as a sexual assault survivor advocate at Project Sister and as a bilingual domestic violence victim advocate at the Maryland Montgomery County Abused Persons Program. She conducted research with the Brazilian Landless Rural Workers Movement, documenting popular education and organizing strategies for land rights and agrarian reform, and with gang members through Homeboy Industries, examining obstacles to employment for former gang members.
Sandra believes in living a life you love while creating social change in the world. So in addition to her work, she spends time knitting, gardening, and training in martial arts and parkour. Sandra is quadrilingual, speaking Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, and English after having lived in several countries and coming from a Korean immigrant family. She has a B.A. in Philosophy and Public Affairs from Claremont McKenna College.