Tanya Gould

Hon. Tanya Gould

Human Trafficking Expert Consultant for U.S. Department of State
United States

Tanya Gould, a survivor of domestic sex trafficking, is the Anti-Human Trafficking Director for the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is also the founder of Identifiable Me, a non-profit that helps move those who have been victimized by sexual violence towards self-discovery and their life’s purpose. Ms. Gould is also the recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking. Ms. Gould serves as a mentor, consultant, advisor, trainer, and keynote speaker on topics relating to her story. Years after being forced to drop out of college by her trafficker, she went back to college and earned her B.A.Sc. in Communications in 2015. Ms. Gould has been featured in over 20 interviews via television/articles. She currently serves on the following advisory boards: Commercial Sex Exploitation of Children (CSEC) of the Children’s Hospital of the Kings and Daughters, Beloved Haven, and Street Ransom. She is a member of the National Survivor Network and a consultant for DOJ’s Office for Victims of Crime, DHS’ Blue Campaign, and Global Centurion. She is also the Chair for the Museum of Fine Arts Commission in the city of Portsmouth, Virginia and serves as a co-chair for the Survivor Alliance. Ms. Gould loves being a part of her expanding family of three adult children, their loves, and two grandbabies.