Marina Colby

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Marina Colby

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


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Marina Colby is a human rights lawyer and currently serves as a Senior International Relations Officer in the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs. Marina manages a multi-million dollar global portfolio of U.S. government programs that work to eradicate the most hazardous and exploitative forms of child and forced labor around the world, including The Bridge Project- From Protocol to Practice: Global Action on Forced Labor, implemented by the International Labor Organization. 

Prior to this, Marina served in a range of leadership and advocacy positions, including as a Senior Democracy Fellow on Counter-Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Agency for International Development; Director of Public Policy & Government Relations at ECPAT-USA; Deputy/Interim Director of the International Labor Organization’s U.S. Office; Rule of Law Liaison with the American Bar Association in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Doors of Hope Program Director at the National Network to End Domestic Violence; Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of Justice; and staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Human Trafficking; Forced Labor; International Labor Standards; Business & Human Rights; International Development

IAFF 3183 Human Trafficking & Global Economy

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School 
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with minors in political science, European studies and German, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh