Freedom Network Training Institute Director
Karen Romero is the Freedom Network Training Institute (FNTI) Director. The Institute develops and delivers high quality training and technical assistance to human trafficking programs on access to housing for human trafficking survivors. Karen joined Freedom Network USA with a history in direct service provision and program management in the areas of human rights including violence against women and immigrant rights. She received her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Utah. Karen is a native Spanish speaker who worked with survivors of sexual assault as a bilingual therapist at Utah’s Rape Crisis Center. She went on to direct the Women in Jeopardy Program at the YWCA, a residential program for victims of domestic violence and later served as the Social Services Director for Ayuda in the D.C. Metropolitan area. Most recently Karen worked at Polaris on the strategic initiative to address the sex trafficking of women and girls from Latin America.