Holly Joshi is an Oakland native who has been committed to the issue of commercial sexual exploitation for over a decade. As the supervisor of the Oakland Police Department’s Child Exploitation Unit, she crafted victim centered department policy, formed the city’s first joint trafficking task force with the FBI, and worked in collaboration with the Alameda County District Attorney, advocates, and survivors for the successful passage of Prop 35- California’s Anti-trafficking legislation. She served on Attorney General Kamala Harris’s Human Trafficking Task Force and has taught trafficking prevention, intervention, and response to law enforcement and service providers across the country. Holly sees education as an important leverage point in our fight for equity. She holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership for Social Justice from St. Mary’s College and is currently a doctoral student in Educational Leadership. She believes in the resiliency and brilliance of young people and the transformative power of an informed and engaged community.