- MSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2015
- BA International Affairs, University of Georgia, 2011
Elyssa Schroeder is currently a doctoral student at the University of Georgia School of Social Work and a pre-doctoral fellow at the African Programming and Research Initiative to End Slavery researching holistic service interventions for survivors of gender-based violence, specifically human trafficking and domestic violence, using a human-rights and survivor-centered approach, informed by a historical and intersectional framework. She previously worked at the Texas Council on Family Violence supporting over 100 domestic violence programs and allied professionals throughout the state. Elyssa has showed her professional commitment to domestic violence and human trafficking survivors by co-developing a health & wellness program for women with a community in South Asia, serving in a domestic violence agency in South Texas, and working with local law enforcement and court officials to create and fund a Victim Services Department in rural Texas.
human trafficking, interpersonal violence, evidence-informed interventions, community-based participatory action, mixed methods research, complex trauma, international social work