Catherine Chen is the CEO of Polaris, a leading anti-trafficking organization and the operators of the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline. She is a veteran anti-trafficking strategist who has spent two decades building innovative programs that apply a complex systems approach to reduce and prevent trafficking at scale. Prior to joining Polaris, Catherine was a director of investments at Humanity United, where she led the foundation's Human Trafficking and Labor Migration team, building an extensive program to address trafficking and labor exploitation of South Asian migrant workers. Earlier in her career, she served as the inaugural global Anti-Trafficking and Child Protection Advisor for Save the Children, working across 17 countries to address child exploitation. She also spent several years leading a nationwide training and technical assistance program for U.S. Department of Justice anti-trafficking task forces. Catherine has a B.A. in human biology from Stanford University, and a Masters degree in public health from Columbia University.