Rachel Thomas, M. Ed.
Rachel Thomas, M. Ed., is the Director of Sowers Education Group where she and a team of educators sow seeds of sex trafficking awareness and survivor empowerment.
A graduate of UCLA with a Master’s in Education and a personal survivor of human trafficking, Rachel has over 10 years’ experience in teaching, mentoring, corporate training, curriculum writing and public speaking. She has educated and inspired a wide range of audiences including teens, social service providers, churches, teachers, college students, and law enforcement. One of her organization’s proudest accomplishments is an intervention curriculum called Ending The Game (www.EndingTheGame.com); this curriculum is being used nationwide to help survivors break the bonds of attachment to the trafficking subculture.
Since 2012, Rachel has reached over 20,000 live audience members and an estimated 2M more through media. Rachel has been featured on numerous media outlets including The New York Times Upfront Magazine and ABC’s Newsmakers with Adrienne Alpert. Rachel was also recently honored by Congressman Ed Royce of California’s 39th district and Los Angeles Supervisor Don Knabe for her leadership and trafficking prevention efforts.