Laila Mickelwait is the Director of Abolition for Exodus Cry and the President and Founder of New Reality International. Laila has also spent time working with the United Nations in Geneva and the World Federation of United Nations Associations Millennium Project. 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 concerning commercial sexual exploitation including trafficking, prostitution and pornography. Laila’s writing and speaking have been published in outlets such as The New York Post, BBC News, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and others.