Minh Dang is currently a PhD student at the University of Nottingham’s School of Politics and International Relations, studying the wellbeing of survivors of human trafficking and slavery. She is a member of the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, where she will launch the Survivor Alliance, an organization focusing on leadership capacity building for survivors of slavery and human trafficking. Minh is also Co-Principal Investigator for a community-based research study funded by the U.S. National Institute of Justice, evaluating an anti-trafficking task force in San Francisco, CA.
Minh recently served as a Presidential Appointee to the first ever U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and an Advisory Board member for AnnieCannons, an organization training survivors of human trafficking to become software developers. She is also an independent consultant, trainer, and speaker on issues of human trafficking, child abuse, leadership development, and social justice. From 2005 to 2011, she worked at the UC Berkeley Public Service Center, coordinate student leadership and service-learning programs, including the Bonner Leaders AmeriCorps Program. She has served on the non-profit Boards of Youth, Engagement, Advocacy, Housing (YEAH!) and The Morris Center for Healing from Child Abuse. In 2013, she was one of fifteen Asian Pacific Islander Women named a Champion of Change by President Barack Obama for her work to empower survivors of slavery and human trafficking.
Minh is a California native and two-time UC Berkeley alum, with a B.A. in Sociology and Masters in Social Work, with an emphasis on Community Mental Health. She is a fan of stationery and farmers' markets, loves to sing, and controls the center of the soccer pitch.