DR. JAMIE GATES

Dr. Jamie Gates, cultural anthropologist and director of Point Loma Nazarene University’s Center and Reconciliation, co-lead the groundbreaking research project “Measuring the Extent and Nature of Gang Involvement in Sex Trafficking in the San Diego/Tijuana Border Region” (2013-15).  He co-chairs the Research and Data Committee of the San Diego County Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and CSEC.  He founded and directs the Human Trafficking Research and Data Advisory Roundtable (HT-RADAR) for SD County. He led the university in establishing the Beauty for Ashes Scholarship Fund for survivors of human trafficking to get their college degree. He leads an effort to design and implement a drama-based peer-to-peer human trafficking awareness training in San Diego’s middle and high schools. He serves as expert witness on human trafficking legislation. He also serves as faith-based organizer with regional and national faith-based organizations.