Jean M. Geran

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director for Human Rights, Child Protection, and Global Policy


Dr. Geran is Co-Director of the 4W anti-trafficking initiative, ‘Social Transformations to End Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex.’  She has extensive professional foreign policy experience working on human rights, trafficking in persons, child protection and related issues at the U.S. Department of State, the National Security Council and various international organizations. She also has taught courses on global human rights advocacy, human trafficking and international child rights and was a 2006 recipient of the University of Wisconsin’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Her passion is facilitating creative collaboration across disciplines, languages, cultures and faiths that serves the interests of vulnerable people both locally and globally.

Affiliations: The STREETS Project