Amanda Katapang (any pronouns) is Law Graduate working with the Free to Be Youth Project at the Urban Justice Center, which works to interrupt the cycles of poverty and criminalization that prevent homeless and street-involved LGBTQ+ young people from living fulfilling lives free from discrimination, abuse, and oppression. She received her J.D. from CUNY Law School, where she gained experience in immigration law, labor and employment law, and national security law. She also received her B.A. in International Studies and B.A. in Asian Studies from CUNY City College. In her free time, Amanda is an educator-organizer, a visual artist, and a poet.