Founder & CEO
Deborah is a social entrepreneur and a human rights activist. She dedicated the last 10 years studying the issue of human trafficking and working on counter-trafficking measures at places like the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Prior to her work at the United Nations, she worked at a renowned European private institute for health. There, she successfully managed the health institute while gaining knowledge and experience in natural therapies and skincare based on Chinese medicine.
Deborah founded Aurore to deliver a new and sustainable solution to combat the complex issue of human trafficking. Her focus is on empowering trafficking survivors and at risk individuals through giving work and directly tackling one of the root causes of human trafficking in developing countries like Cambodia. She adopts a bottom-up approach to help decrease the incidence of human trafficking by building stronger communities.
She holds a BA in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a MA in Social Enterprise from the School of International Service at American University.
Chief Operations Officer
Erin is passionate about creating lasting, positive change in the world. Her interest in social justice issues propelled her career in nonprofit management and has since inspired her transition into social entrepreneurship.
She brings four years of experience working with nonprofit organizations and professional associations, with a special focus on corporate partnerships and sales. Erin is a firm believer in the power of cross-sector collaboration to deliver innovative solutions for complex problems.
Erin holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington and MPA from American University's School of Public Affairs.
Digital Marketing & Communications Intern
Jessica Tan is a recent graduate from James Madison University (JMU) and holds a BA in Marketing and minor in Spanish. During her four years at JMU, she studied abroad in Spain and conducted volunteer work in the Bahamas. She enjoys traveling because it allows her to explore new places and cultures, as well as meet new people. One day, she hopes to visit the home country of her parents: Cambodia.
Besides traveling, Jessica is also passionate about everything beauty related. She began her beauty expedition by experimenting with makeup in 7th grade. Through her previous work and freelance experience including at Sephora, she has become a professional makeup artist, well-versed in skincare and hair dressing and wigs as well.
Jessica strives to learn every day and she believes that her passion for people, beauty, and learning will make a significant contribution to the Aurore team.