Jean M. Geran, PhD, holds two Honorary Fellow Appointments with the Center for Non-profits and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is Co-Director of the 4W anti-trafficking initiative, ‘Social Transformations to End Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex’ or STREETS through the School of Human Ecology. She also is a Senior Fellow at Sagamore Institute and founded a social enterprise called Each Inc. to provide technology support to child care practitioners globally. In London, she helped establish a new think tank through work on human trafficking issues and child protection. She has been a Member of the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State responsible for issues including human rights, women in democracy, trafficking in persons, and gender-based violence. She served as the Director for Democracy and Human Rights on the National Security Council and as Advisor on United Nations Reform. Her academic work focused on social networks in Asia, Africa and Latin America and she taught as an adjunct professor at George Washington University. She received her B.S.B.A. in business administration from Georgetown University, her M.S. in rural development from Michigan State University, and her Ph.D. in development studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Geran was a 2006 recipient of the UW Distinguished Young Alumni Award and currently lives in Oshkosh, WI with her husband and four children.