Lauren Marasco (MPA ’13) has been awarded a $1000 cash prize for her essay submitted to the William Sloane Coffin Anti-Human Trafficking Essay Competition. The selection committee was made up of Professors Jan Black and Tsuneo Akaha, both senior faculty members from the Graduate School of International Policy and Management. Provost Amy Sands noted that there were several strong entries this year, making the selection especially challenging, but also very rewarding.
The award is given in honor of the late Reverend William Sloane Coffin, a remarkable civil rights and peace activist and Chaplain at Yale University, and is funded by a donation from Dr. Peter Grothe, who considered Reverend Coffin a close friend and lifelong mentor. This award and the essay competition is designed to encourage and support Monterey Institute students with professional aspirations to work on the prevention of human trafficking.