Team


Justin Hakuta- Founder, President  

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in 2004 with a B.S. in Decision Science, Justin has constantly sought to combine his personal interest in human rights and his professional skills by working at organizations such as the Center for Court Innovation, Honest Tea and Seventh Generation. Hakuta researched the nonprofit community's response to human trafficking in the Philippines in 2007 as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. Justin created the Human Trafficking Project, a blog that documents trafficking worldwide, with Elise Garvey after witnessing the need for both increased public awareness of modern day slavery and additional resources for survivors of trafficking during rehabilitation and reintegration into their home communities. Hakuta is currently attending Harvard Business School where he is learning how to create innovative, sustainable solutions for social change.



Elise Garvey- Founder, Executive Director 

In May 2007, Elise graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. with her B.A. in Political Science, International Relations, Spanish and European Studies. During her undergraduate work, she focused heavily on international organizations and forced migration issues by working and volunteering for multiple refugee resettlement organizations. After receiving her B.A., she carried out a Fulbright research grant on the response to human trafficking in Ukraine in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration Mission to Ukraine and the International Women's Rights Centre "La Strada - Ukraine." Afterwards, she served as Program Assistant to the Trafficking Victim Services Program of the International Institute of Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.




Jennifer Kimball- Director of Content

Jennifer Kimball is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri. She plans to pursue a career in public service working to fight human trafficking. Currently, she is working in DC with the Truman Fellows Program, and she is a 2008 Harry S. Truman Fellow. Jennifer is the co-founder of Stop Traffic Now, a student anti-trafficking organization that started in April 2007. She is also the co-founder of the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition.



Arren de la Torre- Contributing Writer, Philippines

Arren is a proud graduate of the University of Florida Honors Program. She graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Advertising. Currently, Arren is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar conducting anti-trafficking seminars around the Philippines. She firmly believes the younger generation can eliminate the human trafficking industry with proper education. Arren has chosen to dedicate her life to this cause and after her Fulbright research, will apply to law school for International Human Rights Law and find time to dedicate to a non-profit for anti-trafficking.