Nicole Junker holds a BA in History from San Diego State University and an MA in Central and Eastern European Studies from La Salle University. In addition, she holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice from the International Peace and Security Institute and is a proud recipient of the Clendenin Scholarship at Kennesaw State University. Nicole completed research on human trafficking in the Republic of Moldova for her Master’s Thesis and which led to the peer-reviewed publication of her article “Human Trafficking Legislation in the Republic of Moldova.” Currently, she is conducting research on the impact of media on survivors of trafficking returning from Islamic State captivity in Iraqi Kurdistan. Her dissertation topic involves the creation of an adaptable model for the rehabilitation of sex trafficking victims in conflicts throughout the world. Prior to joining the INCM Program, Nicole served as the Communications Specialist for the USAID funded Access to Justice Program in Iraq and as the Director of Communications for the Identity Theft Resource Center. Her volunteer work includes involvment with the International Visitor Leadership Program teaching international delegates how to create communications products involving survivors of gender based and sexual violence and working with domestic sex trafficking survivors in rehabilitation, which she has done for nearly a decade.