Jayne Bigelsen is the Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives at Covenant House-New York, which is New York's City's largest provider of services for homeless, at-risk and trafficked youth ages 16-20. At Covenant House, she joined forces with Fordham University to conduct a comprehensive study to ascertain the prevalence and types of trafficking experienced by homeless youth and is now working to launch new programming to help young survivors.
Priro to her position at Covenant House, Jayne was the Director of Communciations and Public Affairs at the New York City Bar Association for nearly eight years. At the City Bar, Jayne advocated for the legisltive positions formed by many of the Association's 160 committees, many of which invovled human trafficking and domestic violence.
A graduate of Brandeis University and Harvard Law School, Jayne returned to school in 2008 to pursue a graduate degree in psychology at Fordham University in order to combine psychology and policy in areas related to social justice.