Kayla Davenport - Care Coordinator, Legal and Law Enforcement Liaison

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If you could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve ______________?

My holiday would involve as much iced coffee as possible and being somewhere outside with friends!

What are your three favorite podcasts and/or books?

My two favorite podcasts are The Wild and My Favorite Murder. The Harry Potter series is by far my favorite!

What are you currently binge watching?

I rotate reruns of Grey’s Anatomy and Law and Order SVU! I recently binged Dead to Me on Netflix and can’t wait for more!

What can you be found doing in your free time?

You can find me at a Barre3 studio, on the Nashville Greenways with my dog, hiking to a new waterfall, or grabbing coffee with friends!

What does your job look like day-to-day?

As a care coordinator working directly with survivors daily, every day looks different. My main role is being a support and advocate to the survivors and making sure immediate needs are met as well as fostering long term relationships with survivors.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?

I believe the survivors that we work with daily are the most inspiring part of the job. Being able to walk along them in their journey to healing is such an incredible thing. To be able to witness the transformation that happens when they see how truly valuable they are as a person, when they find their voice and begin to advocate for their needs and wants in life is a beautiful thing. Their strength and determination to keep going is truly inspiring.

Where did you go to college? What did you get your degree in?

I went to The University of Tennessee at Martin and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology.

What path led you to work at End Slavery Tennessee?

In high school, I started to learn about human trafficking and how it was a problem right here in Tennessee. I was floored! Throughout college, I focused on researching and writing papers on the issues of domestic human trafficking. This social issue weighed heavily on my heart and I knew I wanted to work directly with those who were being  affected by this injustice.  This led me to End Slavery and I could not be more proud of the work that we do!

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