Operation Compass was developed as a result of the work completed for my thesis. I graduated in 2015 from the University of North Texas.

This research study resulted in the development of a mobile app for truck drivers report incidents of human trafficking more effectively. The app was released in 2015 and established a partnership with a nonprofit organization called Mosaic Family Services. Reports submitted through the app were sent directly to Mosaic, who decided if the information should be shared with the Dallas Police Department. In the project’s second phase, I worked to educate specific communities on how to identify and report human trafficking. Through this work, I learned that all voices connected to an issue, including survivors of human trafficking, needed to be an integral part of the solution.