Andrea Powell is the Director of the Image-based Abuse and Online Safety Initiative at Panorama. In this role, Andrea is responsible for building partnerships and mobilizing efforts towards the vision of a world where no one experiences the enduring trauma that results from image-based abuse and other types of online harm.
For the past 18 years, Andrea has led national and international efforts to develop services, housing, and policies to advance the rights and healing of survivors of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and sexual abuse. In 2004, Andrea co-founded FAIR Girls, where she led her team for 14 years in providing case management services and establishing a safe home for survivors in Washington, D.C, and played a leadership role with the DC Human Trafficking Task Force. At Karana Rising, co-founded by Andrea in 2019, survivors lead to advance justice and healing with and for survivors who have experienced arrest and incarceration as a result of their own trafficking. Through these efforts, Andrea has served and interfaced with over 2,000 survivors of trafficking and gender-based violence in the United States, the Balkans, Russia, Bangladesh, India, and Uganda.
Andrea has a master’s degree from the University of Bonn, Germany.
Andrea is a multimedia artist, author, and bunny mom living with her daughter on the beach in San Diego.