Natasha Simone Alexenko
Born on Long Island, New York, and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, Natasha Simone Alexenko is the founder and CEO of Natasha’s Justice Project (NJP), a national nonprofit organization created to expose and eliminate the nationwide rape-kit backlog and to bring justice to survivors of sexual assault. Alexenko has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other national and international publications. She has made guest appearances on broadcast and cable networks and was the focus of the HBO documentary Sex Crimes Unit. Alexenko shared her story at the historic 2015 joint press conference at which Vice President Joe Biden and New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. pledged a combined $80 million to help defray the cost and reduce the backlog of untested rape kits. Alexenko serves as a consultant to Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grants (SAKI). For more information, visit www.NatashasJusticeProject.org.Read more Read less
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