What is the Douglass Fellowship?
Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy, we provide an opportunity for law students chosen through a competitive process to participate in a eight-month fellowship program focused on developing future leaders in the anti-human trafficking movement and providing resources to those currently combatting human trafficking around the globe
Empowering the Next Generation of
Through thorough research and being paired with a mentor, each Douglass Fellow will deepen their understanding of human trafficking and make a significant contribution to the cause of freedom.
The Douglass Fellows represent the next generation of anti-trafficking leaders working to decimate human trafficking at its source.
During the 2020-2021 Douglass Fellowship, fellow Alicen Rodolph and HTI Special Counsel Tyler Dunman co-authored an article about recommended practices for prosecuting...
On April 15, 2022, we celebrated the finale of the 2021-2022 Douglass Fellowship. Team members from HTI and leaders in the anti-trafficking field came together to...
On Thursday, September 9th, our 5th class of Douglass Fellows began their orientation and met our team. This year’s fellows come from top law schools throughout the...
Last month, the 2020-21 Douglass Fellows class gathered with alumni, mentors, and HTI staff for a virtual finale event to welcome Samantha Franks, Alicen Rodolph,...
Civil Litigation as a Tool to Combat Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains: A Douglass Fellow Advocacy Event
Many are unaware that the products they use every day are produced with forced labor at some point in the supply chain, generating profit from exploitation for...
Former Douglass Fellows at the Human Trafficking Institute go on to join an amazing network of alumni working for justice as prosecutors, legal aid providers,...
Applications for the 2021-22 Douglass Fellowship cohort are now open until 11:59pm EST Sunday, Apr. 11, 2021. Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom,...
From the Human Trafficking Institute’s Douglass Fellows comes the Trafficking Matters podcast. In each episode, listeners will hear from Douglass Fellows Samantha...
The USC Gould School of Law News featured Mirelle Raza, USC Gould Class of 2021 and the law school’s first Douglass Fellow, in an online article published January 15,...
Trafficking Matters: A Douglass
From HTI’s Douglass Fellows comes the Trafficking Matters podcast. In Season 1, hosts Alicen Rodolph and Samantha Franks speak with anti-trafficking professionals, providing helpful resources and insights for those interested in joining the movement.
Meet the 2022-23 Fellows
Douglass Fellows have been paired with mentors from many prominent anti-trafficking NGOs and government agencies
Apply for the 2023-2024 cohort
Applications for the 2023-2024 cohort are now open. Click here to apply.
If you have questions, contact Alicen Rodolph ([email protected]).
Boston University School of Law
Monica Naranjo is a third-year law student at Boston University School of Law. Throughout her time in law school, she has interned at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Unit, the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, and in the Chelsea District Court as a Certified Student Prosecutor. As a second-year law student, she was a member of the International Law Journal, where her Note on Labor Trafficking in the Private Military Industry will be published later this year. Prior to law school, Monica worked with Lutheran Services of Florida supporting victims of labor trafficking, and at Wellesley Centers for Women, where she participated in two NIJ-funded research projects on Sexual Violence. She also worked with Freedom for Immigrants and with DOVE, Inc. as a hotline advocate, and was awarded the Practitioner/Activist of the Year Award by the Division of Victimology at ASCDOV for her work with survivors of torture at Immigrant Justice Corps/CARECEN. In her spare time, Monica enjoys mentoring younger students and exercising.
William & Mary Law School
Alyssa is a third-year law student at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. She has spent her time in law school externing with the Virginia Beach Public Defender’s Office, the Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, and the Virginia Office of the Attorney General. As a second-year law student, Alyssa served as a staff member on the Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice, where she now serves as the Executive Editor. Her Student Note, Checking Out Indefinitely: Supporting Survivors of Sex Trafficking Alongside Training and Education for Lodging Employees, will be published in the first issue of RGSJ’s Volume 29. She is also the president of the law school’s First-GenerationStudent Alliance. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys running half-marathons and talking about ocean conservation.
Harvard Law School