TRAINER BIOGRAPHIES

Kylla Lanier is the deputy director and co-founder of Truckers Against Trafficking. She speaks around the country about TAT’s mission and how the trucking industry is combating human trafficking. Kylla also handles social media for TAT, including managing the Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube accounts. She’s been involved in the fight against human trafficking since 2007 when she helped initiate the state coalition against trafficking in Oklahoma.

 

 

 

Annika Huff speaks publicly to educate and empower communities on the issue of human trafficking. She has worked as a case manager at the Embracing Project. Annika has spoken as a keynote speaker or presenter at conferences across the country. Ms. Huff has trained employees in numerous hospital systems, police departments, fire departments, and hotels to notice the signs of human trafficking and take steps to prevent this crime.  She has spoken for statewide programs such as Victims of Crime and has testified for statewide human trafficking bills. Annika is a Truckers Against Trafficking field trainer and was one of the original twelve survivors of the Commercial sexual exploitation of a child (CSEC) action team and CSEC advisory board for the state of California, creating policies to support youth who have been exploited in California. She was chosen for the Hilton Vital Voices Freedom Exchange in 2017. Annika was also a contractor with The Blue Campaign for Homeland Security.

 

Beth JacobsBeth Jacobs, a survivor of child sex trafficking, has a bachelor’s degree in social work and is the founder of an NGO called Willow Way, which helps sexually exploited people find their way from victim to survivor to leader. In the past two decades, Beth’s work has included spearheading the Offenders’ Prostitution Program in St. Paul, Minnesota, field work with social work students at two universities, group facilitation and curriculum creation for victims. Beth, serves as a consultant to ATEST, a collaborative of the 14 largest anti-trafficking agencies in the nation. She has participated on a panel of experts at the New Hampshire School of Law and conducts workshops and educational presentations throughout the country, speaking as a subject matter expert.

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