Bekah Carey is a Legal Fellow at The Human Trafficking Legal Center, where she is researching use of the CEDAW Optional Protocol to hold states accountable for failure to protect trafficking victims’ human rights. Carey is pursuing her J.D. at Harvard Law School. At Harvard, Carey has worked with the student practice organization “Advocates for Human Rights” on a project examining how international bodies can be better used to combat human trafficking.
Prior to attending law school, Carey worked with the United States’ Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia on their asset forfeiture team and, in college, spent a semester interning with the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. Carey received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Roanoke College in 2018.