Alyssa Currier Wheeler

Associate Legal CounselAt HTI, Alyssa directs the Douglass Fellowship for law students, co-authors the annual Federal Human Trafficking Report, oversees prevalence studies in Belize and Uganda, and provides leadership for HTI’s strategic litigation. Previously, she served as HTI’s Acting Special Counsel in Uganda. Prior to joining HTI, Alyssa was an attorney with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, where she managed a regional portfolio of migrant petitions for UNHCR assistance. She has represented victims of war crimes before the International Criminal Court, and advocated on behalf of forcibly displaced populations with Human Rights Watch and International Justice Mission. In law school, Alyssa provided direct legal services to immigrants, including human trafficking survivors, with her law school’s Immigration Clinic, at Tahirih Justice Center, and as a director of the local chapter of International Refugee Assistance Project. She holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and a B.A. in political science and Spanish from Northwestern College.

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Taylor King

Taylor King is the former Communications Associate at The Human Trafficking Institute. Prior to 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.