Jenna Mckaye is a survivor of human trafficking with an incredible life story she now shares through advocacy groups throughout the US. Jenna's extraordinary journey offers hope that inspires others through education and training. She continues to train hospital staff, law enforcement and other first responders how to identify victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking and respond with trauma informed care. Her personable keynote speaking engagements leave a notable impression among a variety of audience demographics including the United Nations.
In 2016, Jenna started the Jenna McKaye Foundation to engage in a broader advocacy training model. Jenna has been interviewed on countless podcasts across the county and internationally including by Elizabeth Smart. She has written various articles for blogs and newspapers as well. She consulted on the award-winning Documentary, Surviving Sex Trafficking. Jenna serves on the board for the Worthy Ranch in Montana and Cycling for Change in New York. Jenna continues to work with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force. She is also a graduate of Rebecca Bender's Elevate Academy. Visit the Jenna McKaye Foundation Facebook page for upcoming news/events and details on her soon to be published book. Jenna worked for 2 years with Senator Shannon Grove on legislation (SB-14) to make Human Trafficking a serious felony in the state of California. It passed in 2023.
To educate communities on how to identify and respond to victims with the most impactful tools. To prevent this crime from happening by training communities to build relationships with high-risk youth. To share my story to offer hope to everyone who has experienced trauma and to hopefully inspire a journey of healing and purpose. To be of service and collaborate with organizations around the country to make a better way for those that are hurting.