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Tea Sefer is an advocate, activist, and certified project manager currently serving as the Associate Director of Policy for Advocates for Youth. At Advocates, Tea manages the international and US foreign policy portfolio. Their passions include creating policy advocacy spaces where young people can show up as their full selves and lead on policy development and implementation. Tea began community organizing at the age of 15 in Chicago, Illinois, and has worked on issues affecting a wide range of communities, such as the Bosnian and Herzegovinian diaspora, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrant and refugee populations, and survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Tea is from the former Yugoslavia and co-founded the Bosnian and Herzegovinian Diasporic Conference, an annual event that brings together Balkan diaspora with a focus on multi-ethnic and multi-religious inclusion and identity development.

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