Colleen O'Day

Colleen O'Day is a Digital PR Manager for 2U, Inc. Colleen supports community outreach for 2U's social work, mental health, and speech pathology programs. 


What the Libyan Slave Trade Reveals About the Reality of Modern-Day Slavery

The Nigerians stand side by side in the dark as an unseen auctioneer reels off the price of their bondage: 400. 700. Sold for 1,200 Libyan dinars — or $880.

Suicides: A Global Health Crisis in Search of Solutions

In the United States, half of all people who kill themselves do it with a firearm. In Germany, Portugal, England and many other European nations, the most common suicide method is by hanging. And more Indians commit suicide by swallowing poison, specifically herbicides, than by any other means.

The Plight of Migrant Workers: Can Local Policies Solve a Global Scourge?

A dozen Pakistani men in a labor camp stuffed into one un-air-conditioned room in Bahrain, where summertime temperatures can average more than 100 degrees. Filipina maids toiling 12-hour days in Hong Kong with no guaranteed minimum wage.

The link between natural disasters, crises, and human trafficking

Hurricane Irma’s rampage through the eastern Caribbean all but decimated St. Martin, Barbuda, and several other islands. Patching back the region’s shattered infrastructure and ruined lives is sure to exact years of misery. That’s an ideal preying ground for human traffickers. Disasters — both natural and man-made — breed chaos, desperation, and displacement.

Understanding Ecosystems in the Philippines that Allow Human Trafficking to Thrive

Human trafficking is not a static phenomenon. Traffickers are consistently finding new and more efficient methods to exploit vulnerable populations across the globe. Even activists who have devoted their lives to understanding and fighting the practice of modern-day slavery can sometimes be surprised by the nature of this beast of a problem. Ask Annalisa Enrile, a professor with the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck’s online MSW program who leads the school’s Philippines immersion program.

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Senior Digital PR Coordinator, 2U