Autumn Burris

Survivor of Sexual Exploitation and Founding Director

Survivors for Solutions

Autumn Burris is a dedicated and passionate expert, with over twenty years’ experience, in combating sexual exploitation. As the Founding Director of Survivors for Solutions and a survivor of sexual exploitation and multiple forms of violence against women, Autumn uses her lived experience and expertise as an invaluable force in bringing about public policy reform, delivering training and presentations, and fostering positive change for and social recognition of exploited individuals. Autumn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Public Policy with a minor in Human Rights from the University of California, San Diego. As a survivor of and expert on sexual exploitation, Autumn’s advocacy includes speaking on public policy at the United Nations and before the British Parliament, pushing for legislative change at the federal level in the United States, testifying on California legislation, and providing expert testimony in federal trafficking cases. She is currently an expert consultant with the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center, a peer reviewer with the Office of Justice Programs, a policy consultant and trainer with Runaway Girl, Inc., a board member of Prostitution Research and Education and Breaking Free, and a member of SPACE International.