Student Caroline Nguyen's Documentary Reveals Realities of Human Trafficking

Friday, August 29, 2014
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- When Design and Industry student Caroline Nguyen heard about a human trafficking raid in her hometown of Westminster, Orange County, she knew she had to take action. Now the SF State sophomore is making a documentary about the dangers of the industry to keep potential victims — from small towns to large countries — safe from harm. “These (human trafficking occurrences) are in areas like schools, massage parlors, nail parlors, movie theaters; places where kids are all the time,” Nguyen said. “It was crazy and so I wanted to expose this issue not only globally, but also locally.” In conjunction with her Girl Scout award presentation, Nguyen had also been entered for another award called the TEDx Orange Coast Teen Challenge Award. She later found out she was one of the top three winners of this award by seeing the announcement in her email’s spam folder.