Athena Ives

Certified Human Trafficking Investigator, Author, Public Speaker & Marine Combat Veteran 

Certified Human Trafficking Investigator

Personal Experience

  • Over 20 years of researching child predators
  • Familial Child Rape Survivor
  • Religious Cult Survivor
  • Military Sexual Trauma Survivor
  • Published author
  • World traveler
  • Marine Combat Veteran
  • 15 years of experience working with sexual trauma survivors

Professional Education

  • Doctoral Candidate Forensic Psychology 2021. WALDEN UNIVERSITY, Minneapolis, MN:  Current PHD student researching military cultural influence on resilience in survivors of sexual trauma. Previously conducted qualitative field research on Thai culture and resilience of sex trafficking victims
  • Master of Science in Forensics specializing in Investigations 2014 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, San Diego, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Domestic Security Management Specializing in Criminal Justice 2010 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, San Diego, CA
  • Certified Human Trafficking Investigator (CHTI) MCAFEE INSTITUTE
  • PROTECTING CHILDREN IN HUMANITARIAN SETTINGS. (PCH1X) COLOMBIA UNIVERSITY
  • INTERVIEWING VICTIMS OF CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING. US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION