Ashleigh Pelto

Ashleigh is a third-year law student at the University of Michigan Law School. She graduated from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) with a degree in secondary English education. While at GVSU, Ashleigh served as the secretary of her campus’ International Justice Mission chapter. She also volunteered with The Manasseh Project, a safe house for teenage victims of sex trafficking. While in law school, Ashleigh served as Chair of the law student organization Human Rights Advocates, as an Article Editor on the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law and worked on the pro bono Syrian Accountability Project. She has served as a summer intern for both the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan and the Boston Federal Defender Office. Ashleigh hopes to work on human trafficking litigation and policy reform to curb demand, bring about prevention, and facilitate awareness in the public of the realities of this crime.