Marie Martinez Israelite

Marie previously served as the Chief of the Victim Assistance Program at Homeland Security Investigations, where she directed policy efforts, program development, and victim services for all federal crime victims, including survivors of human trafficking and child exploitation. In this role, she helped to establish the agency’s first forensic interviewing program and conducted extensive training and capacity building efforts in the United States and internationally on building victim-centered, trauma-informed investigations. Marie has held several positions within the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice related to human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence prevention and services. Most recently, she served as a Senior Program Manager with ICF, where she facilitated the work of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. Marie is a graduate of Bucknell University and the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two daughters. Click here to download a complete bio.

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Taylor King

Taylor King

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.