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Chloe Gregori ’12 Receives Award for Public Service

Chloe Gregori’s ’12 public service and commitment to improving the local and global community has not gone unnoticed. She was recently named a recipient for a Chancellor’s Public Service Award, The Mather Good Citizen Award, and was honored at a ceremony held at the university’s Alumni House on May 9, hosted by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.

A Peace & Conflicts Studies major, with a minor in Global Poverty & Practice, Gregori’s service has focused on directly addressing human trafficking and educating the public about the issue and how to get involved.

Her role as a Minh Dang Fellow for Human Rights, Human Trafficking Education & Prevention course facilitator, and Director of the Berkeley Anti-Trafficking Idea Lab serves to help UC Berkeley students and the community learn about human trafficking and how to take action.

Most recently, Gregori served as Chair for the Freedom in Action Conference, which involved 20 different community anti-trafficking organizations and a number of survivors in attendance.

In 2014, she worked in Winneba, Ghana for two months with an NGO called Challenging Heights, which combats child slavery in fishing and domestic servitude on Lake Volta.

“I am so honored to receive a Chancellor’s Award for Public Service. My knowledge of human trafficking has greatly evolved during my time at Cal by working with fellow peers, my fellowship mentor Minh Dang, as well as other anti-trafficking organizations that are doing incredible, and extremely difficult, work,” Gregori said. “My service would not be possible with their constant support, determination, and enthusiasm to educate the greater public about this issue facing our communities. I look forward to pursuing a career in public service where I can continue to teach and hopefully inspire people to take action against injustice, while expanding my own knowledge of these vastly complex social issues.”

At O’Dowd, Gregori led efforts during Mission Drive week to raise money for an anti-human trafficking organization called Not For Sale. Inspired by Not For Sale’s mission, she founded a NFS O’Dowd chapter to educate students and faculty about this pressing issue, as well as worked with school administration to purchase more Fair Trade products.

Upon graduation from UC Berkeley, Chloe plans to pursue a career in the non-profit sector in the Bay Area.


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