Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking Expert 522055 FL

Expertise Description

I have over 5 years experience in Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking outreach with expertise in overseeing anti-trafficking program operations, including: grants and contract management for trafficking victims' assistance programs, training and technical assistance activities, and public awareness/outreach efforts. I have additional experience in providing direct victim services and working with at risk populations (children, older adults, immigrants, LGBTQ). I have prior experience offering consultations and courtroom testimony as a domestic violence & human trafficking expert witness.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Experience

I have served as a consultant on human trafficking cases & working with trafficked youth & families.

Professional Experiences

I have worked in the field of assisting survivors of violence and human trafficking and their families for several years and throughout the process I have created several tools to aid in advancing this field. As a highly respected and sought after professional and educator in the fields of domestic violence and human trafficking, whose personal and professional life experience exemplifies success and determination to overcome and excel, I am often called upon for consulting, teaching and training professionals and building up leadership in these areas. I have thorough published works and trainings, created effective models on identification, creating task forces within the court systems and most promising practices for mentoring services (more specifically, mentoring for domestic minor survivors of sex trafficking). I have been asked to testify on mentoring practices and leadership before the state of Florida legislative body, speaking alongside our Governor at bill signings as well on Capitol Hill in Fla. And DC. My work has taken me to aid federal legislative bodies as well in Washington, D.C. to collaborate on innovative and most promising practices pertaining to these fields and areas of research. I am also an author, public speaker & a national survivor leader.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Emphasis on Conflict Analysis & Resolution Nova Southeastern University
LL.M. Intercultural Human Rights St. Thomas University School of Law
B.A. Human Resources Management Trinity International University

Awards & Affiliation

National Survivor Network (NSN)
South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force – Dept. of Homeland Security, Miami, FL
Train the Trainers Human Trafficking – Human Trafficking Coalition, WPB
National Child Traumatic Stress Network National Task Force
Survivor Empowerment & Advocacy Committee, Miami Dade County HT

Primary Affiliation

National Survivor Network (NSN)