After years working as a professor at universities in the U.S., Malaysia, and the West Indies, Mar Brettmann, PhD, Executive Director for Business Ending Slavery & Trafficking (BEST), became extremely concerned about the brutal exploitation of impoverished laborers, women, and children that happens through human trafficking. It’s happening right here, right now in King County, with 63% of sex-trafficking cases involving motels and hotels. Victims are constantly exposed to high levels of violence and trauma. Mar, along with human trafficking survivor and community advocate to Friends of Youth, Marin Stewart, spoke about BEST’s efforts to end human trafficking.