Dr. Anna Ortega-Williams has been a social worker since 2001. Her work has primarily been in community-based organizations focusing on the mental health and overall well-being of young people, families, and communities.
Her social work practice is grounded in cultural humility and centers anti-racist, intersectional, and anti-oppressive frameworks. Additionally, her work uplifts and embraces modalities that promote joy, social justice, hope, human rights, dignity, racial and economic equity, and collective power. A longtime activist and organizer, born and raised in public housing in the Bronx, she believes deeply in accountable social work practice, research, and education that aims to create the world we hope to live in.