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Human Trafficking Center

Research Assistants

HTC currently has student Research Assistants studying a variety of topics including the intersection of labor rights and trafficking, country-specific human rights violations, trafficking interventions, and rescue and rehabilitation projects.

 

Marie-Claire Bagazonzya is an M.A. candidate in International Human Rights. She currently works with HTC as a research assistant for event programming. She is interested in development, conflict resolution and human trafficking in relation to human rights. Claire earned her B.A. in International Affairs at Temple University in Philadelphia and Tokyo. After graduation, she facilitated educational events for youth with the Japan America Society of Washington DC.

 

Seth Daire is an M.A. candidate in International Human Rights with focuses on Forced Labor and Political Economy. At HTC, Seth is a member of the research team and assists with website strategy. Additional research interests include global supply chains, corporate social responsibility, and other forms of exploitive labor. In 2011, Seth worked onsite with Empowering Youth in Cambodia, which provides supplemental education for youth in slum areas of Phnom Penh. He earned a B.A. in Communications from Messiah College in Grantham, PA and has been working as an Internet marketing consultant for several years. He has also received training from the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking.

 

Alexandra Erickson is an M.A. candidate in International Human Rights with concentrations in International Law and Human Security. Her specializations include gender studies, migration, and forced labor in global supply chains. Additional research interests focus on international human rights law, domestic legislation, and their impact on forced labor and human trafficking, as well as the relationship between law enforcement practices, government policy, and exploitation. Alexandra received her undergraduate degree from Fort Lewis College, with a B.A. in Accounting and International Business.

 

Emily Nelson is an M.A. candidate in International Human Rights and a certificate in International Law from the Sturm College of Law with a concentration in Forced Labor, Human Trafficking, & Human Rights. At HTC, Emily assists in expanding resource databases for research into human trafficking and forced labor. She earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan, with emphasis on Political Science and Law. Emily has volunteered, worked, and traveled extensively within the United States and in Central America, the Central African Republic, Germany, Bulgaria, India, China, Japan, and Taiwan.

 

Elise Mann is an M.A. candidate in International Human Rights with a certificate in Global Health Affairs. She is interested in the intersection of gender, governance, and health. Prior to her studies at Korbel, Elise worked in Washington D.C. on a high-level initiative aimed at elevating reproductive health through public events, private meetings, and media placements. Previously, she served as Field Manager for a community project in Uganda and she studied in Arusha, Tanzania. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a degree in Political Science and minors in Women’s Studies and African Studies.

 

Bryna Rabehl is an M.A. candidate in International Human Rights with a certificate in International Law. Her research interests include the relationship between drugs and human trafficking, the impacts of international airports on human trafficking, and child rights. She received her B.A. in Religious Studies and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.

 

Camerron Resener is an M.A. candidate in International Human Rights with concentrations in Human Trafficking and Project Management. Her research interests include supply chains and the intersection of migrant work and human trafficking. At the HTC, Camerron works on the Human Trafficking Index, research projects, and assists with events. She currently works with International Justice Mission on their local advocacy team. She previously co-founded an NGO in Charlottesville, Virginia that focused on general awareness of local trafficking and trainings to government agencies within the area. She graduated from University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology.

 

Rougui Toure is an M.A. candidate in International Human Rights with a certificate in Humanitarian Assistance. She earned a degree in Political Science and a degree in French as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia at Wise. She focuses on the intersection of refugee migration with human trafficking. She previously interned with UNHCR for the current Malian crisis.

 

Samantha Tu is an M.A. candidate in International Development with concentrations in Gender Development, and International Law and Human Rights. With a particular focus on Southeast Asia, her research interests include education development, human trafficking, forced labor, and genocide. Samantha obtained her B.A. in Sociology, Law and Society with a minor in Business Administration at the University of California Riverside. Currently, she is a hotline advocate for the Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking (CoNEHT). At HTC, Samantha works on the Human Trafficking Index and on various research projects. She will be interning with the U.S. Embassy in Laos over the summer.

 

Brooke Ward is an M.A. candidate in International Human Rights with concentrations in Human Trafficking and Gender. Her research interests include gender-based violence in conflict areas, and the intersections of labor exploitation, migrants, and human trafficking. At the HTC, Brooke works on both social media and the Human Trafficking Index. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Grand Valley State University. She began her study of human trafficking and sex work while on study abroad in Denmark.

 

Annalise Larson Yahne is an M.A. candidate in International Human Rights, with a concentration in Forced Labor and Human Trafficking. At the HTC, Annalise works on the Human Trafficking Index and research projects. She earned a double B.A. in Organizational Communication and Journalism from Azusa Pacific University. Her interest in researching human trafficking comes from multiple lenses and experiences, she has spent the past few years making the transition from working in the entertainment industry to most recently working with homeless services in Los Angeles.