Jessica Donohue-Dioh is a social worker and longtime anti-human trafficking activist. She received her bachelors in social work from Xavier University and her masters from University of Houston. She has worked on nationally recognized anti-human trafficking programs (Houston), provided training, education and awareness locally and nationally for community members, professionals and law enforcement. In 2007 Jessica founded End Slavery Cincinnati as the first anti-human trafficking entity in the Cincinnati, OH area. She also serves on the Advisory Board to the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council, The Deans Advisory Board-College of Professional Sciences, Xavier University and is currently completing a PhD in social work at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Jessica coordinates a study abroad to Cameroon for university students interested in aspects of diversity. She is also a mother of two with her spouse of nearly 10 years.
In 2007 after relocating from Houston to Cincinnati, Jessica encountered the first clients she would meet in Cincinnati, Harold and Dancy D’Souza. For years Jessica worked as the D’Souza’s social worker. Over many years the relationship transitioned into a more supportive and educational role to help facilitate Harold and Dancy’s thirst for justice and for spreading awareness.
Today this trio has ventured into this opportunity with Eyes Open International to bring education, prevention and there-by empowerment to communities around the world.