Jamie Sgarro, InReach Co-Founder & Executive Director

About Me:

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Jamie Sgarro (he/him or they/them) is the co-founder and executive director of InReach (formerly AsylumConnect). As a trans man who grew up in a conservative environment and who used the InReach App to find safe, verified resources during his own transition, Jamie remains personally motivated to ensure other trans and queer people in need have access to InReach’s free technology.

For his work on InReach, Jamie has earned national and international recognition for outstanding contribution in social impact including as the recipient the Millennium Campus Network’s 2015 Millennium Peace Prize at the United Nations, member of the Clinton Foundation’s 2017 CGI U Alumni Honor Roll of social innovators, 2019 Roddenberry Fellow2020 Forbes 30 under 30 honoree in Law & Policy, finalist in Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards, a Gold Winner in the 2021 Passion Fund by Linktree x Square, and the Data for Justice Prize Winner at the World Justice Challenge 2022 at the World Justice Forum in The Hague. 
 
Jamie has been a featured speaker on LGBTQ+ rights and technology for social good, and his work has appeared in national outlets including The HuffPost, Forbes, Teen Vogue, The Clinton Foundation’s “Why Am I Telling You This?” Podcast, The Advocate, The Hill, NowThis, and NBC OUT. 

Jamie holds a B.A. cum laude with distinction in Health & Societies from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is currently a part-time J.D. candidate at Northeastern University School of Law.

 

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