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April 10, 2017 | By A.L. Davies '19

Rachel Tallmadge '14

Alumna Earns Greif Fellowship

Rachel Tallmadge ’14 to Work with Human Trafficking Victims

Ohio Wesleyan professors help students spark interests that last a lifetime. For Rachel Tallmadge ’14, now a third-year student at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, that interest started with undergraduate research in human trafficking mentored by OWU economics professor Bob Gitter.

Tallmadge, an economics and pre-law double-major at Ohio Wesleyan, is a 2017 recipient of the Greif Fellowship, which will enable her to spend a year working in Columbus with juvenile victims of human trafficking.

As a Greif Fellow, Tallmadge will provide legal advice and representation to child victims in both sex and labor trafficking, help undocumented victims fix their immigration status, help victims gain protection orders, and help families in cases where victims have children.

Gitter and Tallmadge also worked together on a paper currently under review for publication by the Journal of Human Trafficking.