As a legal intern for the North American Center for Transborder Studies, Ms. Cantrell researches issues and statutes effecting Human Trafficking.
Ms. Cantrell is currently completing her Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She is the founder and president of 13-Advocacy against Sex Trafficking, which is a pro bono group that focuses on awareness and legal outreach to victims of human trafficking. She is also in the midst of her year long externship in the Maricopa County Attorney's Office Sex Crimes Unit. Last summer, she studied Refugee Law and Comparative Juvenile Justice at the University of Malta, and worked as a legal research intern for Shared Hope International, an organization focusing on ending child sexual exploitation.
Prior to law school, Ms. Cantrell graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Business Management. She took 6th place in a university competition for her social venture business plan which offerred legal and financial services to refugees in the Puget Sound Area. She also spent 5 years as a youth soccer coach.