Tanya Gould

Tanya Gould, a survivor of domestic sex trafficking, is a mentor and advocate for youth that have been identified as being trafficked. She founded Identifiable Me, a non-profit that helps move those who have been victimized by sexual violence towards self discovery and their life’s purpose. She’s also a member of the U.S. Advisory Council which advises the WH Interagency Task Force and the broader USG on issues of trafficking from a survivor lens. In that role, she has represented the Advisory Council before senior administration officials including Bill Barr and Ivanka Trump. Ms. Gould Serves as a mentor, consultant, advisor, trainer, and keynote speaker on topics relating to her story. Years after being forced to drop out of college by her trafficker, she went back to college and earned her B.A.Sc. in Communications in 2015. Ms. Gould has been featured in over 50 interviews via television/articles. She currently serves on the following advisory boards: Commercial Sex Exploitation of Children (CSEC) of the Children’s Hospital of the Kings and Daughters, Beloved Haven, and Street Ransom. She is a member of the National Survivor Network and a consultant for the DOJ’s Office for Victims of Crime, DHS’ Blue Campaign, and Global Centurion. She was also the Chair for the Museum of Fine Arts Commission in the city of Portsmouth, Virginia and served as a co-chair for the Survivor Alliance. Ms. Gould loves being a part of her expanding family of three adult children, their loves, and three grandbabies.

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