Christin Foster Gonzalez
Christin is an attorney at Novey Law and is Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital & Family Law. She is also past president of Tallahassee Women Lawyers. Christin has a master’s degree in International Social Development with a focus on women’s rights and anti-human trafficking initiatives.
Why are you passionate about STAC’s mission?
When I was in college, I had the opportunity to travel to and spend time in Southeast Asia. While there, I learned about human trafficking and modern-day slavery, including the trafficking of women and children within Asia and to other parts of the world. My time in Asia, particularly Cambodia, changed my view of the world and highlighted the importance of protecting vulnerable communities. STAC’s focus is exactly that – to protect the vulnerable from human trafficking, to provide resources for survivors and to educate the community about trafficking.
How has being on the STAC board changed your worldview?
My work with STAC has made me more conscious about my “slavery footprint,” such that I take greater care to purchase food and other products that are slavery-free.
What’s one thing you wish everyone understood about human trafficking?
Human trafficking does not look the way it is portrayed in movies or television, and it is important to become educated on how to identify human trafficking.
What would you like to see our community do to support trafficking survivors and the STAC mission?
We can do more to prevent human trafficking and to assist survivors when we work together as a team. I would love to see more members of the community attend trainings and volunteer at STAC events.