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Executive director and co-founder, FAIR Girls
Andrea Powell (Executive Director) co-founded FAIR Girls in 2003 and currently serves as Executive Director. For the past 8 years, Andrea has led FAIR Girls’ efforts to prevent the trafficking of girls in the United States and in FAIR Girls’ global programs in Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Russia, and Uganda. In her current position at FAIR Girls, Andrea over-sees all operational, programmatic, and developmental aspects of FAIR Girls. Andrea currently serves as the FAIR Girls’ chief liaison to the D.C. Anti Trafficking Task Force and has trained hundreds of U.S. and international audiences, including federal and local law enforcement, service providers, state and federal policy makers, teachers, how to identify and assist child victims of sex and forced labor trafficking. In 2009, Ms. Powell served as co-investigator to a Department of Justice funded study on commercial sexual exploitation of children in the United States. Ms. Powell currently acts as an adjacent professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Her efforts to stop the trafficking of youth have been featured in media outlets including CNN, the BBC, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and Voice of America.