I work with local, national, and international groups on human rights and social justice issues for marginalized communities. Currently, I am the co-founder and co-director of Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) Behind Bars, a chapter of SWOP-USA that works with incarcerated sex workers, victims of trafficking in the sex industry, and people convicted of trafficking to decrease the harms caused by criminalization of sex work and the long-term effects of incarceration and having a criminal record.
I was a founding board member of SWOP-USA and a board member of the Desiree Alliance, a diverse, volunteer-based, sex worker-led network of organizations, communities and individuals across the United States working in harm reduction, direct services, political advocacy and health services for sex workers. I have also been active in local SWOP chapters and am currently the co-coordinator of SWOP Tampa Bay. I have the privilege of being a project advisor to the Ark Alliance for Freedom, an organization that works to prevent and end labor and sex trafficking for male and transgender youth.
Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate
Since 2014, I have had the honor of being a Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange...
Open Society Foundation/Anti-Prostitution Pledge Coalition
I am honored to have been able to collaborate with experts on the Open Society Foundation/Anti-Prostitution Pledge Coalition on the US Agency for International Development v.Alliance for Open Society International case. The question before the court was whether...
United Nations Universal Periodic Review Coalition
As a member of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review Coalition, we urged the United States to accept a United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Recommendation to address human rights abuses and improve access to services for sex workers. This...
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Florida St. Petersburg (2012-2013).
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Arts and Sciences (2012-2013).
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service (2010-2011).
Best Essays from Independent Composition/Rhetoric Journals, 2010. McCracken, Jill. “Street Sex Work: Re/Constructing Discourse from Margin to Center.” Community Literacy Journal. 4.2. Spring 2010.