My undergraduate research at the University of Michigan focused on understanding the experiences of Central American women as they migrated to the United States. While researching at the Undocumented Migration Project, I was able to explore how cultural perceptions of immigration and gender influenced modern policy. I saw how these laws had a direct impact on the women I worked with. This experience pushed me to explore gender and the law further. Specifically, I grew interested in how human trafficking law embeds dominant ideologies about gender, sexuality, and immigration, into legal policy. Working with survivors of trafficking to navigate their recovery at the National Human Trafficking Hotline, has provided me insight into the daily influence these laws have on survivors. As a MPhil student in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies at Cambridge, I am excited to compare human trafficking policy in the United Kingdom and the United States to better understand their impact. It is my hope that this research can be used to identify preconceived beliefs about trafficking in the law and create policy to better support survivors.