Mo Farrell is the Policy Strategist at the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice. Mo previously worked with the New York City Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a Senior Analyst for the Social Services Task Force where she assessed the impact of homeless policy proposals and decisions involving major programmatic and structural reforms. She has also worked with the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) supporting their policy and legislative agenda. Prior to her launch into the policy arena, Mo had years of experience in direct services primarily with immigrants and homeless individuals. She did paralegal work with the City Bar Justice Center's Legal Clinic for the Homeless in 2012-2013, and worked with asylum seekers at the Program for Torture Victims in Los Angeles as an AmeriCorps VISTA in 2009-2011.
Mo is a LMSW, member of the National Association of Social Workers, and a graduate of the Policy Track within the Community Organizing, Planning and Development method at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Originally from the Midwest, she also has a B.S. in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mo lives in Ridgewood, Queens.