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Lauren Alessi

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Lauren Alessi, MA, is the Associate Director of the Social Work Research Center at Colorado State University. She brings experience working with government, human service agencies, non-profits, and community-based organizations around issues of substance use, criminal justice, and child welfare. At SWRC, Lauren works on the Colorado Kinnected Kinship Navigator project, the Applied Research in […]

Embracing Expertise

Too often those of us working in the anti-trafficking space attempt to reinvent the wheel, eschewing expertise and relying instead on biased data, on donor-driven projects, and on invalid assumptions. Almost every time we make assumptions about human trafficking, even assumptions that seem to make a lot of sense, they are wrong. We then direct […]

Dina Haynes

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Read more about Dina Haynes on the faculty page of the New England Law website.

Brooke Byrd

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Brooke Byrd MSW With over ten years in the anti-trafficking field, Ms. Byrd has experience working on the front line with trafficking victims and specializes in program management. Ms. Byrd has worked in direct care with youth as a Child Protection Worker with the Denver Department of Human Services (DDHS). In this role, she specialized […]

Anna Kenyon

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Masters in Public Health (MPH) Candidate: Global Health and Health Disparities Read more about Anna Kenyon on her LinkedIn page.

Claire Bolton

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Claire Bolton, PhD, Assistant Director, at the University of Georgia School of Social Work, Center on Human Trafficking Research & Outreach. Dr. Bolton coordinates CenHTRO’s programs in Senegal, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Malawi, and a regional engagement in West Africa. She leads multiple country and regional teams in anti-trafficking program partnerships, linking research to programs and […]

Hui Yi

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Hui Yi, PhD, Assistant Research Scientist and Data Scientist at the University of Georgia School of Social Work at the Center on Human Trafficking Research & Outreach (CenHTRO). She is a survey methodologist who has designed surveys targeting the hidden and hard-to-reach population of human trafficking and has collected over 12,500 survey data from 13 […]

Lydia Aletraris

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Lydia Aletraris, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, is the Associate Director and Prevalence Reduction Innovation Forum (PRIF) Project Coordinator at the University of Georgia School of Social Work, Center on Human Trafficking Research and Outreach. The PRIF forum enlists scholars from universities around the world, such as Brazil, Morocco and Pakistan, to test the efficacy of […]