Meet the Staff

Kate Kimmer, MA

Statewide Anti-Trafficking Coordinator


Kate has been an anti-trafficking activist and survivor advocate both within the context of academia and direct field work since 2009.  She has had the honor of working with Survivor Leaders, worker organizers, and other professionals in the US and abroad to effectively raise awareness, funds, and capacity to address human trafficking through a rights-based, trauma-informed, multi-disciplinary approach.  She has engaged anti-trafficking work with both government and non-governmental agencies through policy advocacy, coalition-building, professional training and subject matter consultation, and direct service in the form of advocacy and case management.  She has also contributed research and writing to published reports, policy analysis, and presented at academic seminars in the US, Japan, and Australia.   In 2014, Kate was awarded the Rotary International Peace Fellowship and completed her Master’s Degree in International Politics and Public Administration at International Christian University's Rotary Peace Center in Tokyo, Japan in June 2016.  Since returning to Indiana, she has worked at the Office of the Indiana Attorney General coordinating human trafficking prevention and victim services, and for the past year, served as the Region 4 Coalition Coordinator for Indiana Youth Services Association’s Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (ITVAP).  In January of this year, year Kate also founded and currently serves as the co-chair of the Labor Trafficking Committee of IPATH—Indiana’s statewide anti-trafficking taskforce.