When Michelle Sobon was a sophomore at Indiana Wesleyan University, an alumna came to campus and spoke about how she had used art therapy to treat young victims of sex trafficking in Cambodia.
The fact that girls as young as 5-years-old were being trafficked horrified Sobon. It was a career-defining moment.
“Something about it struck a chord with me,” she recalled. “It was kind of the existential crisis that a lot of college kids have—that the world is bigger than me and there are bigger problems than mine and I want to do something about it.”
Sobon went on to become involved with—and president of—the campus social justice organization and an anti-trafficking advocate.
“I knew I could do after-care and prevention work for girls who have been trafficked,” she said. “I could connect my passions with my skills, my career aspirations.”
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