In It To End It

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REBECCA WHITE | Evergreen reporter

Sarah Tiffany, president and founder of the WSU branch of anti-human trafficking club In It To End It, has a long history of anti-human trafficking activism. After a journey to South Africa when she was 14, Tiffany was intent on fighting human trafficking.

“It was my trip to Africa that got me thinking that there’s more out there,” Tiffany said. The experience was heartbreaking and gave her a new sense of compassion for the victims of human trafficking.

When Tiffany arrived at WSU, she became aware that there was no anti-human trafficking club on campus.

“Freshman year, I knew I wanted to go back overseas,” said Tiffany. “What can I do here to satisfy that need of helping others while still being a student here?”

After hearing about her passion for fighting human trafficking, the pastor of Resonate Church invited Tiffany to an End It meeting, where she began connecting with the organization and initiating steps toward getting the club together.

“Their goal is for students to start different branches on campuses, and they gave me hundreds of dollars of supplies for free to start a club,” said Tiffany.

Tiffany reached out to other WSU students, and the club quickly grew. The group has about 30 active members with 15 core members who come to meetings regularly. There are 150 – 200 students that periodically help out and participate in events.

Tiffany said that the goal of In It to End It is to raise awareness within the student body as a whole and transform the individual members of the club.

“I did not know that human trafficking was a problem until my freshman year here at WSU. Sarah had told me about her passion to start a group, and I told her I could definitely get behind that,” Olivia Reynolds, a senior engineering major, said.

Several students involved with the In It to End It club in Pullman intend to stay active by pursuing careers in aiding victims of human trafficking.

“I’ve always been really passionate about slavery and ending it in my generation,” said Amethyst Freibott, a sophomore double majoring in communication and English, “I actually feel really called to give a voice to those people who don’t have one.”

Tiffany is studying biology for pre-physical therapy and intends to use the field of study as a way to help women who are victims of the sex trafficking industry.

“The women in human trafficking are raped on average 47 times a day,” said Tiffany

Tiffany plans on having a career in physical therapy, specializing in women’s pelvic floor function. She will utilize this to help rehabilitate victims.

Tiffany said there was only one physical therapist that specializes in pelvic floor function in the Moscow-Pullman area; it is a new, growing field that she may pursue internationally or in the United States.

Many of the students that are apart of In It to End It don’t have career aspirations that directly confront human trafficking, but all express an intention to stay involved in the movement.

“That’s the point of the club: no matter what you do as a citizen, we need to be watching and looking for this,” Reynolds said. “Maybe by volunteering time or funds and just being aware that anybody on the street could be desperately in need of your help.”