Jessa Crisp uses her childhood experience of severe abuse and Exploitation to illustrate both the stark realities of trafficking, and the truth that healing transformation is possible.
After her escape and recovery process, Jessa went to school and is presently working on her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as a step towards her dream of obtaining a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
In addition to making some of the best lattes in Colorado, Jessa is the co-founder and Executive Director of BridgeHope, an anti-trafficking non-profit within the Denver-metro area and was recently appointed by the Governor of Colorado onto the Colorado Human Trafficking Council. Jessa inspires others through speaking engagements around the world, gives hope through mentoring other survivors of human trafficking, and provides high quality training and consultation services to both NGO’s and government agencies.
Some highlights of Jessa's career include speaking with legislators at the Colorado State Capitol, training the Department of Homeland Security on issues related to trafficking, and speaking at the National Character Leadership Symposium for the Air Force. Jessa has been a consultant for OVC TTAC, the Blue Campaign, Polaris Project, ICF for the Department of State, and filming with both Real Women Real Stories and 27Million.
When she is not working, Jessa enjoys hiking Colorado's mountains with her husband John, finds delight in artistically expressing herself through photography, and is passionate about deeply connecting with people over freshly brewed coffee.