served 29 years in prison before her release in November, 2012. A survivor of physical and sexual abuse prior to her incarceration, Boa endured years of sexual assault and harassment by prison staff. She served as a Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and HIV/AIDS Peer Educator, teaching inmates about their right to be free from sexual violence. She was also actively engaged in a dog training program and a survivors support group. In August 2013, Boa joined JDI staff as a Program Assistant.