Maria Elisa Escobar

Communications Manager

World Without Exploitation

Maria Elisa Escobar is the World Without Exploitation Communications Manager. Previously, she was Co-Chair of the World Without Exploitation Youth Coalition where she focused on activating and mobilizing youth across the country to join the movement to end sexual exploitation and trafficking. Maria Elisa has lead and overseen key campaigns by the Youth Coalition such as #SheWas16 and #KidsArentCriminals which trended nationally on twitter, enabling the Youth Coalition to reach thousands of activists across the nation, including public figures such as Jaime Lee Curtis and Jason Flom, raising awareness for child victims of trafficking who were criminalized by the justice system. In 2021, Maria Elisa presented at the United Nation's 65th Commission on the Status of Women on how youth are leading the fight against human trafficking and using social media as a tool for prevention and education. Maria Elisa graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pace University in 2022 with a BA in Women's and Gender studies and is a J.D. candidate at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law pursuing a career in public interest.