The keynote speaker for the SSTOP conference, Freedom Matters: A Look at Domestic Trafficking, will be Katherine Chon, co-founder of anti-trafficking non-profit, Polaris Project. She will speak at 10 a.m. in Rudd Auditorium.
Katherine Chon is the Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons in the Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary, Administration of Children and Families. She advises on anti-traffickign strategies, policies, training, and evaluation across multiple programs at the Department of Health and Human Services and coordinates anti-trafficking initiatives with other federal partners. Prior to government service, Katherine co-founded Polaris Project, and internationally-recognized nonprofit organizatoin combating modern-day slavery where she worked directly with survivors of trafficking, established comprehensive victim service programs, and steered a partnership with federal and local law enforcement to create a community-wide victim response system. Katherine received her Sc.B. in Psychology from Brown University, M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School, and completed the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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