Emily Risko

Emily Risko is a Program Associate for Humanity United’s Forced Labor & Human Trafficking portfolio and specifically provides support for the Thai Seafood initiative.

Previously, Emily worked as an Education Database Intern for Operation Smile, a medical nonprofit based in Virginia Beach, and for the Christopher Newport University Center for American Studies as a Junior Fellow.

Emily received her bachelor’s from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, where she was a double major in political science and American studies. Throughout her undergraduate career she conducted various research projects on the trafficking of children both domestically and internationally and examined international human rights abuses within the scope of leadership studies.

Emily has volunteered with International Justice Mission and several children’s development organizations that reinforced her passion for human rights philanthropy.