Emily Pelley (nee. Zinck) is a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary program at Dalhousie University, doing research on services for refugee children and youth affected by armed conflict. Emily has been a researcher with the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldier’s Initiative for the past few years. She is a passionate advocate in the fight against human trafficking and she has used any avenues that come her way to raise awareness and mobilize people to stand up to this injustice. In 2010, Emily received her MSc with distinction in International Health from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Prior to this, she received her BA (Honours) from Dalhousie University in International Development Studies. Her research interests include displacement and immigration, children affected by armed conflict, youth mental health, human trafficking, international humanitarian law, knowledge mobilization, and youth engagement.