Casey Branchini serves as a Grants Assistant in the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP). Prior to her work at G/TIP, Ms. Branchini worked on issues and initiatives related to eradicating both international and domestic trafficking. As part of her master’s thesis, Ms. Branchini spent six months in Thailand conducting research on the trafficking of Burmese migrants into the seafood processing industry. In April 2010, Ms. Branchini and Program Analyst, Marisa Ferri, traveled to Haiti to assess child protection efforts post-earthquake. Casey Branchini holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and Masters in Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health.