Kelsey Mize - Director of Survivor Care

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

My holiday would definitely be dedicated to reading in your favorite place completely uninterrupted or hiking to a beautiful look out or waterfall and enjoying the outdoors. Or a combination of both!

What are your three favorite podcasts and/or books?

My favorite podcasts are My Favorite Murder and Terrible, Thanks for asking and my favorite book is East of Eden.

What are you currently binge watching?

I am currently binge watching FRIENDS for the millionth time.

What can you be found doing in your free time?

Reading, listening to podcasts, hiking and snuggling my puppy.

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

Day-to-day my job includes supervising the Direct Service team and supporting them in their mission to empower the survivors in their healing, overseeing all survivor programming and lots of meetings.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?

The most inspiring part of my job is working with survivors and getting to witness their resiliency and strength on a daily basis.

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

I went to Johnson University and got my Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and Christian Ministry.

What path led you to work at End Slavery Tennessee?

I learned about the realities of human trafficking in high school and my heart and eyes were opened. This led me to picking a college in which I would be able to pursue a degree in counseling and work alongside others learning more about trafficking, advocating for survivors and fundraising for some great organizations already in the fight. Moving to Tennessee for an internship, I had no idea that Nashville would soon become my home and I would start my first case management job working with high risk populations that ultimately prepared me for this position.

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