Mariah Grant, United States
I graduated from the University of Oregon in the United States with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies in June, 2010. I have done work with various human rights NGOs in Uganda, Jordan and Cambodia. During the winter of 2010 I was an intern at the Center for Strategic Studies in Jordan where I helped with appeals for funding from governments and transnational organisations. I also conducted research on human trafficking in Jordan, considering government effectiveness to curtail this social blight. I compiled this research into a dissertation for my undergraduate degree.
In the United States I interned with my hometown's Equity and Human Rights Center. I also volunteered with the organisation Slavery Still Exists which works to educate Oregonians about the prevalence of sex trafficking in the state and the US as a whole.
I am currently interested in researching sex trafficking in Thailand and will be working on my Master’s dissertation in this field in the coming months.