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Jennifer Kimball

Director of Data Analysis

Jennifer Kimball is the Director of Polaris' Data Analysis Program. In this role, she oversees Polaris' work to harness the power of data to inform strategies to dismantle human trafficking networks and to prevent exploitation.  She has served as an adviser to a number of data initiatives with particular focus on technology, the finance industry, and data systems and sharing, and spoken internationally on data privacy and protection. Ms. Kimball joined Polaris in 2009, originally as a Call Specialist on the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline, and has also served as a Regional Specialist and Systems and Data Coordinator at Polaris.

 

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Huffington Post | How Polaris Project is Using Technology to Disrupt Human Traffickers

November 16, 2016

As technology becomes more sophisticated, says Jennifer Kimball, Polaris Director of Data Analysis, so too do traffickers in finding ways to use it to help them recruit victims, sell victims, and hide from authorities.

Chronicle of Philanthropy | Unraveling Webs of Wickedness

April 08, 2016

As it helps victims and survivors get the assistance they need, the Polaris Project, a Washington nonprofit, is turning those phone calls and texts into an enormous storehouse of information about the shadowy world of trafficking...

Fortune | How Palantir Uses Big Data to Find Missing Kids

March 15, 2016

Palantir Technologies, the data analytics companyprofiled in the current issue of Fortune, isn’t unique in its efforts to turn its software toward social good—plenty of tech companies do that. But unlike most, Palantir says it treats nonprofits like any other customer, not just as a “corporate social responsibility” afterthought.