5 Women to Watch in National Politics

I am a politically-involved young woman and I like to keep track of role-models who are women. There are men that I consider role-models, like Senator Cory Booker: I like collecting women to look-up to, both because they are more likely to have had some of the same experiences I have and because I get joy from spreading […]

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Making a Difference for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

I am so proud of Polaris for stepping up for homeless LGBTQ youth and survivors of trafficking with their Polaris Pride fundraising campaign. The anti-trafficking community is strong because it draws people of all faiths and backgrounds, but sometimes that can lead to blind-spots. Until a few years ago, very few anti-trafficking organizations addressed the […]

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How Ideas Travel Like Fire–From a Side Project to a $3.6mil DARPA Grant

5 summers ago I was a Fellow at Polaris and hacked together a way to track sex trafficking using Google Reader. At the time, Craigslist appeared to be the dominant market for commercial sex and like today, every Craigslist section has an RSS feed. I sat in my rented room in Northern Virginia after work at […]

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