My name is Izzy Ullmann, and I am a Peace and Conflict Studies Major at UC Berkeley, focusing on Politics, Conflict, and Migration. Ever since attending Not For Sale’s Global Forum on human trafficking in November of 2012, I have developed a great anger about the complicated, intertwined, infuriating issue of modern day slavery, and have committed to fighting against it.
I am currently teaching a class on human trafficking with the YWCA’s anti-trafficking leadership program. I have worked with Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, Alameda County HEAT Watch, Contra Costa DA, San Francisco Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Not for Sale, and Love Never Fails to combat human trafficking. Most recently, I worked in Malaysia with Asylum Access, supporting refugees and researching issues of trafficking among Rohingya refugee populations. I believe that one day, we can live in a society in which each person is free. I believe that we can eradicate slavery in our lifetime. Let’s get to work.