A strong and courageous survivor of human trafficking, Brigette has dedicated her life to acting as a supporter and advocate for those who have experienced exploitation, violence and human trafficking.
Determined to channel her life experiences into something constructive, Brigette was conferred a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. Today she uses her real-world knowledge and her formal education to reach out to those who have been traumatized by human trafficking and/or exploitation.
A highly sought-after subject matter expert, Brigette is credited with the development of multiple human trafficking trainings and presentations including collaborations with Child Protective Services, the Human Trafficking Awareness Tour with Senator Judy Emmons, Henry Ford Hospital Human Trafficking, and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority Summit on Ending Homelessness, etc.
In 2020, Brigette was honored to receive the Rising Phoenix Award, presented by The Intentional Living Collective, in recognition of her work as an advocate for those who have experienced exploitation and human trafficking.
Brigette also sits on multiple boards including The Michigan H.E.A.T Coalition, and the Michigan Human Trafficking Health Advisory Board, Governor’s Office.