Biography

Tanya E.M.Wong, Esq. is the Acting Project Director at Staten Island Legal Services.  She is an accomplished Public Interest attorney with over 20 years of direct client representation, litigation and policy advocacy experience in the area of Government Benefits, specializing in welfare rights and other anti-poverty/anti-hunger programs, such as SNAP and WIC.  Ms. Wong has been the Director of Legal Services NYC’s Government Benefits practice since 2012 to present and has co-chaired Practising Law Institute’s annual Public Benefits program from 2013 to present.  She participates in several work groups with the NYC Human Resources Administration and chairs Legal Services NYC’s Welfare Law Taskforce. Ms. Wong is a graduate of Harvard University and Northeastern University School of Law.