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The 2021 National Outreach Survey for Transportation (NOST)

has now ended. Access the NOST report here.

Get notified of future UAS research studies below.

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Introduces the

2021 National Outreach Survey for Transportation Team

Under the 2020 USDOT Combatting Human Trafficking in Transportation Impact Award

The NOST survey launch is July 5, 2021, during the month of July, highlighting World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

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Our data collection is unique in that we are focused on the survey respondent's experiences, knowledge, perceived challenges, and recommendations of counter-trafficking efforts in their frontline work across industry.

Our Collaborative Research Model for this study includes 5 groups:

1) Senior Research Team (Quick Access)

2) Survivor Leader Advisory Council (Quick Access)

3) Transportation Institutes/Centers and Universities (Quick Access)

4) Oversight Agencies (Quick Access)

5) Working Groups (Quick Access)

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Each approved team member may be recognized for their participation in this study.
Why do we take the time to identify each Contributor to our National Outreach Survey studies? Because every contribution is important and far too many times, hard work and contributions are not always acknowledged in anti-trafficking work.
We are thankful to all of our Contributors! ​We are stronger when we work together! 

Senior Researc Team
Senior Research Team

Christi Wigle

UAS CEO and Lead Principle Investigator


Christine Baglin, JD, MPH

Co-Principal Investigator


James Galanis, PhD

Senior Research Advisor


Silvana Croope, PhD

Research Investigator

Alabama Transportation Institute


Thomas Samuel, PhD

Research Associate

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Megan Lundstrom

Director of the Polaris Resilience Fund

Formerly with The Avery Center

Research Associate

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Ron Perrilloux

Senior Advisor for
​Global Government Relations


Kristen Joyner

Director of Communications

KJ Backpack Consultants


Matthew Hudnall, PhD

Senior Analysis Oversight

University of Alabama

Senior Formal Analysis Advisor

Survivor Leader Advisory Council

We are committed to including a diverse population of Survivor Leaders that are lived experience experts who have been exploited through sex and/or labor trafficking. It is important for our Advisory Council to reflect the vulnerable and marginalized populations that are targeted by human traffickers. Our Advisory Council transcends across different races, religions, genders/identities, nationalities, disabilities, and Indigenous populations. 


Ronny Marty

Former Member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking


Jessa Crisp

Co-Founder and Executive Director


Jeri Moomaw

Executive Director


Christine McDonald

Internationally recognized Author, Speaker, Consultant

Proud Sponsor of the NOST Survivor Survey

We appreciate the following Sponsor of our NOST Survivor Survey.

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Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact the NOST research team here.

Transportation Institutes, Transportation Centers, and Universities

We are delighted to work with the following Transportation Institutes and Transportation Centers, which may include students that are pursuing their Masters or PhD. Undergrad students will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

 Click here to download the benefits of participation. We will continue adding Transportation Institutes/Centers and Universities once their participation is confirmed.

Deputy Director: ​Steven Jones, PhD
ATI Website


Director: Steven Polunsky
ATPRC Website

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Deputy Executive Directo​r: ​Hilary Nixon, PhD
MTI Website


Director: ​Eric Jackson, PhD
CTSRC Website


Director: ​Deb Niemeier, PhD
MTI Website


Director: Billy Terry
Rutgers NTI Website


Director: Livia Miraglia, PhD
UFMG Human Trafficking Clinic

Federal Partners
Oversight Agency
Oversight Agencies

We would like to extend our appreciation to the following agencies, associations, organizations, and entities that have been approved to participate as an Oversight Agency (OA). Each OA will distribute a custom NOS for Transportation survey link to their employees/members. To those who are publicly recognized and to those who wish to remain anonymous, we thank you for engaging your employees/members in the NOS for Transportation. Are you interested in becoming an OA? 

Click Here to download our Oversight Agency Overview. ​We will continue adding OA's once their participation is confirmed. For any OA that requests anonymity, we appreciate your participation among your employees/members.


Please note: In addition to UAS making the anonymized data available in a final report and on an open-source platform, each approved Oversight Agency will also receive an internal report of the anonymized data collected through their custom survey link. This internal report will allow each OA to reflect and inform their own counter-trafficking endeavors; however, only approved OA's will receive this internal report.

Associations & Unions
Companies & Agencies
Oversight Agencies
Department of Transportation
List of States Participating

We appreciate the participation of the following state DOTs. We will continue adding DOTs as they are confirmed. 

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Working Group
Working Groups

We will continue adding Working Group members once their participation is confirmed.

Policy Working Group 
Considers the impact NOS data can have on legislation and make recommendations for updates to existing laws and development of new policies based on insights from the data.
​Chair: Trayce Hockstad, JD   
Co-Chair: Elizabeth Neal
Deb Niemeier, PhD
​Christine McDonald 
​Cynthia Moreno

Chris Baglin

Kristen Joyner

Transportation Outreach Working Group
​Identifies key influencers in the transportation industry and connect with them for potential participation as an Oversight Agency (OA).
Chair: Silvana Croope, PhD
Co-Chair: Yvonne Chen
Amy Storer
Rosemarie Bruckner
Truckers Against Trafficking
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​Airline Ambassadors International

Himan Hojat Jalali, PhD

Graziella Rocha, PhD

Data Visualization Working Group
​Discusses the build-out of the open-source platform and the visualization for the final report. We want our data analytics and visuals to impact positive change.​
Chair: Jeff Wagner                            
​Michael Pack

Matthew Hudnall​, PhD

Kay Chernush

Forced Labor Working Group
​Informs and ensures this study and final report reflects the impact of labor trafficking on adults and children.
Chair: Kezban Yagci Sokat, PhD

Co-Chair: Erin Albright


Hon. Judge Virginia Kendall

Jessa Crisp

Micaela Cayton Garrido

Resham Sethi

Ronny Marty

Jill Bolander Cohen

Migdalia "Millie" Roman

Tamar Foster

Melissa Gomez

Analytics Working Group 
​Analyzes the NOS data and/or contribute to authoring a segment of the final report. We anticipate that this will be our largest Working Group.
Chair: Chris Baglin, JD

Kezban Yagci Sokat, PhD

Matthew Hudnall, PhD
Deb Niemeier, PhD

Andrew Tucker, PhD

Marisa Auguste

Nathan Culmer, PhD

The Stochastic Group, Inc.

Vanessa Frias-Martinez, PhD

Mingxin Li, PhD
​Mary Adams

Cynthia Moreno

Mar Brettman, PhD

Chelsea Treboniak


Trayce Hockstad, JD

​Policy Working Group Chair

Legal Research Associate
University of Alabama


Elizabeth Neal

​Policy Working Group Co-Chair

International Analyst


Christine McDonald

Policy Working Group Member

NOST Survivor Leader Advisory Council Member

Internationally recognized Author, Speaker, Consultant


Policy and Analytics Working Group Member


Erin Albright, JD

Forced Labor Working Group Co-Chair

Founder and Executive Director
New Frameworks