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Invited to be a Panelist member at the Slave Free City Summit in Austin, TX

April 8, 2016

It was an honor to be on the panel:
The Role of Technology in the Movement to End Modern Slavery

Panel Members Included:
Bradley Myles – CEO of Polaris
Kay Firth-Butterfield – Chief Officer, Ethics Advisory Panel, Lucid Holdings Inc.
Kristin Boorse – Sr. Product Manager at Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children

Description of Panel Topic:
There are increasingly few areas or issues in society and culture that aren’t impacted by the ubiquitous nature of technology. Human trafficking is no different. From traffickers’ use of the internet and other tools to exploit victims to the demand for cheap goods and the perceived anonymity of sex buyers, technology has in many ways fueled the rise of human trafficking around the world. Yet innovative technologies are also being leveraged to fight and stop human trafficking. From big data and financial networks to supply chain insights and consumer apps, it is clear that technology will shape the future of the movement. This dialogue will explore these ideas with panelists who are the leaders behind some of the leading technology being used to combat trafficking today.

Press

UNT, North Texan, President’s Newsletter

March 28, 2016

It was an honor to be included in the North Texan, a publication for Alumni and Friends of the University of North Texas. I am very grateful for my time at UNT, for working with both my advisors Michael Gibson and Keith Owens, and for the support I have received from the College of Visual Arts & Design!

Partnerships/Collaborations

Collaboration Agreement with Mosaic Family Services 2016

January 15, 2016

We are most excited about our Collaboration Agreement with Mosaic Family Services. Mosaic is a safe haven for survivors of human rights abuses, including human trafficking and domestic violence.

All of the incidents reported through the Operation Compass North Texas mobile app will be sent to our North Texas partners Mosaic Family Services and when appropriate, on to the Dallas Police Department. This vital information, the result of empowered citizens being able to report what they’ve seen, enables Mosaic to provide aid it might not otherwise, and helps Dallas Police bring tra ckers to justice.