Gopika, Maguire Fellow in Austin and London

Gopika is a senior majoring in economics and political science in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She has internships with Refugee Services of Texas in Austin and Stop the Traffik in London.

The Last Stop

Summer has finally come to an end. London was an amazing experience. Getting to work with Stop the Traffik for the last two weeks was the perfect way to end the summer. I enjoyed getting to work with the Global and the UK STT team. Stop the Traffik is a nonprofit organization dedicating to spreading awareness about human trafficking. They plan and create campaigns to help prevent human trafficking and raise awareness globally. Stop the Traffik has worked to provide information to the public so they can help prevent this heinous crime from happening in their country and around the world. Stop the Traffik is currently promoting and working on three of their major campaigns: Chocolate, Fashion, and Tea. These [...]

2014-08-29T15:38:22+00:00 August 29th, 2014|Gopika, Maguire Fellow in Austin and London|

The long route to fight human trafficking

Kaye Woodard-Hotz and I at the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Before I head off to London, I had to make a stop at the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Attorney General’s Office in Austin. Human trafficking has had its long history in Texas, but what we are doing to fight against it can only be seen and answered by legislation in our state. I had the opportunity to meet with Kaye Woodard-Hotz, manager of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services program and Crime Victims Services Policy and Planning in the Crime Victim Services Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Ms. Woodard-Hotz has worked on fighting human trafficking for many years now. She is one of the [...]

2014-08-19T15:50:59+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Gopika, Maguire Fellow in Austin and London|

Are we there yet?

Gopika is a senior majoring in economics and political science in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She has internships with Refugee Services of Texas in Austin and Stop the Traffik in London.

2014-08-19T15:56:51+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Gopika, Maguire Fellow in Austin and London|