Annika Huff survived the crime of human trafficking and was a runaway youth. She showed incredible strength and courage by testifying against her trafficker. He was convicted and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. He was the first person in the state of Nevada to be found guilty of sex trafficking in a court of law. Mrs. Huff has overcome many obstacles and has risen above them.
Today she has a passion to help others and to change the world around her. Annika speaks publicly to educate the community on the issue of human trafficking. She has spoken in juvenile halls to youth. Annika had work as an advocate at a direct service provider for human trafficking survivors. Mrs. Huff has trained various hospitals, tattoo shops, police departments, fire departments, and hotels to notice the signs of human trafficking and what they can do to prevent this crime. Annika has been a survivor speaker with Dignity Health, and has spoken at hospitals across the system more than 50+ times. She has spoken as a keynote speaker or presenter at conferences through out the country; Shared Hope Conference, Dignity Health Security Summit, Saratoga Springs 2nd Annual CSEC Conference, and Arizona Fire Chief Association Conference. Annika has spoken for statewide programs such as Victims of Crime and has testified for state wide human trafficking bills. Mrs. Huff has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking to make training video for public transportation workers and a human trafficking P.O.S.T. law enforcement training video with the H.E.A.T. Program. She is one of the original twelve survivors of the CSEC action team and the CSEC advisory board for the state of California, creating the policies for the youth who have experienced exploitation in California. Today Annika is on the Nevada Coalition giving feedback on policies in Nevada. Mrs. Huff currently is in school for a bachelor in criminal justice. In September of 2017 she had the honor of being 1 of 2 Americans to be apart of Hilton Vital Voices Freedom Exchange were 24 women from across the world come together to learn, grow, and partner to help curve modern day slavery in their countries. She was a contractor with The Blue Campaign for Homeland Security. Annika believes strongly in this quote by Harriet Tubman, "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
To the left is a photo after giving witness testimony on statewide human trafficking bills in California with C.A.S.T.
It's important to use different facets to get people informed about human trafficking.
below is a link of me speaking to college students in the form of journal entries