Alyssa was previously an attorney at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees as part of the U.S. protection and resettlement unit in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining UNHCR, she worked for the refugee program at Human Rights Watch, advocated on behalf of forcibly displaced women with International Justice Mission in Uganda, and represented victims of human rights abuses before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. In law school, she provided direct legal services to asylum-seekers fleeing gender-based violence, and authored a shadow report for the UN Committee Against Torture periodic reporting process. Alyssa holds a JD from The George Washington University Law School and a BA from Northwestern College. She lives in Washington, DC.
Taylor King is the Communications Associate at The Human Trafficking Institute. Her work is divided into two main categories: communications (especially as it relates to Trafficking Matters) and database management for the 2018 Federal Human Trafficking Report. Prior to her joining the Institute, she worked as a Development & Communications Fellow at Jill’s House, a non-profit organization in Northern Virginia dedicated to providing support for families raising children who have special needs. She was also a Capital Fellow in Washington, D.C., which is an advanced leadership and discipleship program for recent college graduates. She graduated from University of Tennessee with honors and a B.S. in Business Analytics. During her time at UT, she worked for several non-profits including Volunteer East Tennessee, where she served as communications coordinator, and the Haslam College of Business, where she managed the college’s social media. Taylor is originally from Monterey, Tennessee and currently lives in Northern Virginia. View all posts by Taylor King