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Areas of Expertise
Human trafficking, forced labor, child labor, migration, international law, human rights, criminal justice
Carter Quinley is an international relations professional focused on trafficking in persons, forced labor, and child labor with 10+ years of experience with the counter-trafficking movement in Asia. Previously, Carter worked to establish and develop Freedom Collaborative, an online platform bringing together organizations and individuals with the aim of eradicating human trafficking. Additionally, she was the Strategic Partnerships Director at a non-profit organization in Thailand providing access to justice for survivors of trafficking and child sexual exploitation.
Carter is experienced in international development, technical assistance, research, writing, and monitoring and evaluation. She has fostered interagency coordination, having worked with nongovernmental organizations, governments, and multilateral organizations. She successfully brought together diverse stakeholders to achieve innovative solutions to systemic challenges in vulnerable communities across the globe. She currently serves on the board of The Freedom Story, an organization preventing human trafficking through education. An American national by birth, she was raised in rural and urban Thailand and is fluent in Thai.
Master’s Degree, International Policy and Practice (MIPP), Elliott School of International Affairs
Certificate in Social Innovation and Leadership, United Nations School of Peace
- The International Affairs Review "Along the Borderline: The Critical Links Between Human Trafficking and Immigration in America" (07/2021)
- Thomson Reuters Foundation “QAnon child sex trafficking conspiracy is hurting the anti-trafficking movement” (10/2020)
- International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy “Same Same but Different: A Baseline Study on the Vulnerabilities of Transgender Sex Workers in Bangkok’s Sex Industry” (05/2016)