Lucy Mahaffey is a 2019 Marshall Scholar. She is currently studying at the University of Cambridge for an MPhil in Sociology (of Marginality & Exclusion) focusing on human trafficking. Formerly, she was at the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab researching initiatives to prevent human trafficking both globally and locally. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, with a double-major in International Area Studies and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Slavery & Exploitation, and she has a minor in Spanish.

She founded HOPE Student Awareness, a statewide anti-trafficking curriculum for students, with a $10,000 grant from Davis Projects for Peace. Cofounded OU’s anti-trafficking Off the Market symposium and developed an executive summary for the US Department of State on due process and criminal systems for traffickers globally with a team. Her most recent speaking engagement was the UNL Human Trafficking Virtual Summit. Other speaking engagements include TEDxOU 2015 and the 2015 US Department of Homeland Security and Department of Education’s Stakeholder Conference in D.C.

You can find her on LinkedIn here.