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Anna Johnson

Annagrad2018__1__small.jpg (150x225)pxAnna Johnson is an alumnus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She graduated in December 2018 Magna Cum Laude from the Honors College, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a concentration in Justice and Reconciliation. At age thirteen, Anna was a victim of sex trafficking in North Carolina.  As she grew up, she became increasingly passionate about speaking to the intersectional dynamics of human trafficking and the compounding vulnerabilities of targeted individuals. At eighteen, Anna became a public advocate for victims and survivors of human trafficking and human smuggling. She worked with Central European University in the Human Rights Initiative on restorative justice efforts for Roma women and children. She has also studied and conducted human trafficking trauma narrative analysis research in the Philippines. Anna assisted in teaching a mixed undergraduate and graduate level six-credit human trafficking and human smuggling class at GMU in Fall 2018. She has served as an advocate for International Athletes Abolition Mission (IAAM) for several years--their mission is to "end the demand fueling human trafficking; replacing existing societal mores and messages with those of a more just and accurate nature."