Agatha Schmaedick Tan, Esq.

Agatha Schmaedick Tan (she/her/hers) is a human rights advocate with over fifteen years of experience both in the U.S. and internationally. Agatha has lived and worked in Indonesia for seven years, where she served as a factory auditor for the Worker Rights Consortium, a U.S. nonprofit that monitors and inspects factories making U.S. collegiate apparel for their compliance with applicable local and international labor laws.  Prior to joining the APALRC as a Staff Attorney, Agatha served as the Associate General Counsel of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a human rights, farmworker-based organization in Immokalee, Florida globally-renowned for having pioneered the “worker-driven social responsibility” approach to combating forced labor and gender-based violence in corporate supply chains. Agatha has also served as the Senior Advisor on Labor Trafficking at Polaris, the Washington, D.C. based nonprofit that operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.  From 2012 to 2014, Agatha was an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the APALRC, during which time she represented low-income immigrant workers in matters of employment and immigration law, including representing survivors of human trafficking. Agatha earned her J.D. from Georgetown, where she attended as a Public Interest Law Scholar and was awarded the ABA Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law.