Michelle Anderson has worked in the anti-trafficking field since 2011. She earned a Master’s Degree with a research focus on human trafficking from Georgia State University’s School of Policy Studies in 2013. Michelle has a diverse professional background within the criminal justice and victim services arenas – having worked in the fields of corrections, victim advocacy, state government, and nonprofits.
Previously, she worked as the Institute Services Coordinator at Wellspring Living, an anti-trafficking organization in Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, from 2014-2018 she was the Planning and Policy Development Specialist at the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC). Within that role, Michelle directed the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force by leading the development and implementation of the complex initiatives that were produced within it. Concurrently, Michelle coordinated the programmatic aspects of the TANF-funded human trafficking research, evaluation, and trainings; wrote competitive federal grants; conducted formal trainings; presented at conferences as CJCC’s CSEC-subject-matter-expert; served as the Georgia Representative on ACF’s Regional Human Trafficking Leadership Commission; and served on the Advisory Council for the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy’s “Project Intersect.”
Currently, she serves as a grant writer and consultant helping nonprofits successfully acquire federal, state, and private funding.