Laurie has worked in the anti-human trafficking field since 2014 in government and non-profit roles. Prior to joining FAIR Girls, Laurie served as the Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Policy for the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. Laurie previously worked with survivors of sex and labor trafficking as an attorney and pro bono attorney coordinator. Laurie has a B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Health and Human Services and Sociology, and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Laurie is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in DC in hopes to combine her experience in legal services, public policy, program development, and direct victim services to better serve the anti-human trafficking movement at the individual and national levels.
Annette (Nellie) joined FAIR Girls in December 2020 as the Housing Manager. Nellie is currently a doctoral student studying Developmental Psychology and holds an MA in Human Services Counseling. She has over a decade of experience in social services, crisis intervention, and housing assistance. Nellie was born and raised in Chicago and began her social services career working in group homes in the Chicagoland area for at-risk youth. After moving to the DMV area, Nellie worked for Catholic Charities at their New York Avenue Shelter where she specialized in homeless management and prevention. When Nellie is not working, she enjoys long bike rides, repeatedly watching Hamilton the musical, and finding creative ways to craft!”
Kiana is a graduate of Frostburg State University with a Bachelors of Sociology, Women’s Studies and French. Prior to joining FAIR Girls she served at a Family Crisis Center in Cumberland, MD, assisting in residential care and case management for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She is passionate about providing women with resources and empowerment.
Jennifer Longmire-Wright is the Development Director for FAIR Girls. Jennifer is committed to helping FAIR Girls raise funds, create powerful donor experiences, foster important community partnerships and build public awareness/support around the fight against human trafficking. An award winning public radio producer, events, media and development professional, Jennifer holds a BS degree in Communications Studies and an MS degree in Telecommunications Management both from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Jennifer is passionate about the ability to help make a positive difference in the world. Jennifer loves to laugh, make people smile and is an avid reader and lifelong learner. Jennifer lives in Northern Virginia with her husband (also a proud Morgan State University alum) and their rather extensive plants, music and books collection.