Laila Mickelwait is the founder of the viral #Traffickinghub global
movement, and the President/Founder of the Justice Defense Fund. Laila has been combating the injustice of sex trafficking for over a decade and is a leading expert in the anti-trafficking field with a special focus on criminal exploitation in the Big Porn industry. Laila previously spent a large portion of her career leading global initiatives to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking with the organizations Exodus Cry and New Reality International. She received her Master of Public Diplomacy degree from the Annenberg School of Communications and the Dornsife School of International Relations at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State. Laila has presented at conferences, universities, corporate events and has advocated for legislative reform at the United Nations, and to policymakers in numerous countries, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Her work has been featured in hundreds of news articles around the globe, in outlets such as The New York Times, The New York Post, BBC News, CNN, Bloomberg, Reuters, AP, Rolling Stone, CNBC, Fox News, Vice, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and others.