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Cassandra Eng

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Cassandra L. Eng, MA, Qualitative Research Support Specialist, at the Center for Human Trafficking Research and Outreach at University of Georgia School of Social Work. Cassandra (she/her) is an applied anthropologist who specializes in qualitative, collaborative, and equitable community-engaged research. Cassandra’s research interests include survivor inclusion in the human trafficking movement, the child welfare system, […]

Anna Cody

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Anna M. Cody, PhD, Assistant Research Scientist, is a qualitative methodologist at the Center for Human Trafficking Research and Outreach at University of Georgia School of Social Work. She specializes in qualitative and mixed methods, community-engaged research. Her research interests include children’s rights and well-being and children’s experiences of trauma and violence. Her research designs […]

Charles Hounmenou

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Dr. Charles Hounmenou is an Associate Professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work. He has over 15 years of experience in research on human trafficking. His expertise in human trafficking covers the sub-Sahara African region and the USA. His studies have been funded by the US Department of State and the U.S. National […]

Brooke Jones

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Brooke Jones is a Ph.D. student in the Education, Equity, and Transformation Program at Colorado State University. She studies several facets of human trafficking (HT), including HT K12 education, HT statistical/data collection and analysis, and media analyses of missing women. All of Brooke’s research projects are conceptualized using critical feminist and race frameworks. Brooke anticipates […]

Shawn Bhimani

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With over three years of experience as an assistant professor at Northeastern University, I am passionate about advancing the knowledge and practice of supply chain management and operations. I have a MBA, a MA in Operations Management, and a PhD in Business Administration, with a focus on supply chain management. My research interests are focused […]

Mara Waller

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Mary (¨Mara¨) J. Waller (Ph.D., Univ. of Texas at Austin; MS, Univ. of Colorado – Denver; BBA,Univ. of Oklahoma – Norman) is Senior Research Scholar at the Department of Management,Colorado State University, Senior Fellow at the U.S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral &Social Sciences, and Professor Emerita, York University (Canada). Before beginning her academic career, […]

David K. TeSelle

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SHAREHOLDER David K. TeSelle is a trial lawyer and Preferred Shareholder who leads the Complex Commercial Trial Department at Burg Simpson. He has successfully tried numerous cases to jury verdicts over his 25-year career. Mr. TeSelle was a lead lawyer successful in obtaining one of the largest verdicts in Arizona history ($58.5 million) representing victims […]

Morgan L. Carroll

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SPECIAL COUNSEL Morgan Carroll is Special Counsel with Burg Simpson. She served in the Colorado House for 4 years and in the Colorado Senate for 8 years, including as the Senate President and Senate Majority Leader. As President, she co-sponsored the update to Colorado’s trafficking laws in 2014. During that time, she passed legislation to […]

Lauren M. Knapp

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ASSOCIATE Lauren Knapp is a civil trial lawyer. She focuses her practice on complex commercial matters that include contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and more. Prior to joining Burg Simpson, Ms. Knapp was a Deputy District Attorney at the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in the Special Victim’s Unit. In that unit, she […]

Laura Beer

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Laura Beer, PhD, MT-BC (she/her), is an Associate Professor of Music Therapy at Colorado State University. She has certification in Rhythm, Breath, & Lullaby work and is a Nordoff-Robbins trained music therapist and is the co-editor of Trauma-Informed Music Therapy: Theory and Practice along with Jacqueline Birnbaum. Laura is also a certified Level I practitioner […]