Green Festival Speakers

Joleen Ong


Joleen Ong is the Communications Manager at Social Accountability International (SAI), where she is responsible for all internal and external communications activities working with global representatives to increase the visibility and promote SAI’s mission of ‘human rights at work.’ Joleen helped to develop the SA8000® guidance document for auditors that focused on freedom of association and collective bargaining in Costa Rican banana plantations.

Prior to SAI, Joleen was a student activist leading a campaign to increase Fair Trade campus purchasing practices and contributed to two award-winning short documentaries, on Fair Trade and military recruitment. Based in New York, she is an MS candidate for Nonprofit Management at the New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.