This conference was amazing! I was sick upon arrival and spent most of the time in my in my hotel room sleeping to make sure I was well enough to present and not get everyone else sick.
Operation Compass is a 501(c)3 that was a result of the research conducted for my master’s thesis while working toward my Masters of Fine Arts in Design Research at the University of North Texas. The purpose of my research was to propose a successful integration of technology into the humanitarian challenge of combating human trafficking.
When I first started to learn about human trafficking I was pretty naïve to the intricacies of helping a victim. I had some pretty grand ideas of the different types of technology I could create with my background as an interaction designer, however after doing some secondary research, gathering both qualitative and quantitative data, I realized this was the wrong approach to helping victims.
I truly appreciate the opportunity to come and speak about my research especially to an organization like the Genesis Shelter. Thank you so much for the invite and for all of your insightful questions!
I was asked to come and speak to the Residence Hall advisors during their training before the semester began. As an alumni of UNT, I have been so thankful for their support on my research and the opportunity to speak and engage with students at this event.