Tammera Stokes Rice thrived in corporate America for eleven years working with the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart. At the company’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, Stokes Rice excelled in customer relations and honed her negotiation skills while running contiguous national marketing campaigns. Determined to venture out on her own, she opened Stokes Rice Consulting in 2000. Simultaneously, she returned to school and received a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge, in 2002 and later started to pursue a PhD degree in Human Science. Currently, her academic interests lie in distance learning and Gender Studies at College of the Canyons, where she has been teaching for sixteen years, and continues to help in the fight to end human trafficking. She resides in Santa Clarita with her husband and two children.