Natasha Paradeshi has a Masters of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the University of Southern California, a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked at a Marketing firm startup as well as at the Houston Chronicle. While earning her Master of Public Policy degree, she focused her research projects on anti-trafficking efforts and worked for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking, where she more closely connected with survivors of human trafficking. She is one of the Co-founders of Houston’s first drop in center for survivors of human trafficking and those in the commercial sex industry – The Landing, where she now serves as the Executive Director. She is also a co-founder of Solace Media, a company specializing in graphic design and website architecture. She is passionate about creatively filling gaps in society so that more people are able to access the services they need.