Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest from MAKERS delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for new stories from trailblazing women, a big dose of inspiration, and exclusive MAKERS content.

Newsletter Confirmation

Thank you for joining! Please check your inbox for our special welcome letter
with exclusive updates from MAKERS.

MAKERS Moment

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

More From Anna

In this video

Tagged as

Rodriguez discusses her journey from watching law enforcement shows at home to being a law enforcement employee.

Anna's Biography

Book Smart or Street Smart: Street smart. Street is the one that has taught me everything I know.     
10 Minutes Early or 10 Minutes Late: Usually I'm early, but a lot of times I'm probably five minutes late.    
Patient or Impatient: In between. I'm not that patient, but I'm not that impatient. Sometimes it all depends, in reference to what. If I want something immediately done for my cases, yeah, I'm impatient.
 
Spontaneous or Methodical: Spontaneous.

Anna Rodriguez is the Founder and Director of the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, an organization that has been helping victims of human trafficking since 2004.
 
She has also served as a victim advocate with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and an outreach coordinator for the Immokalee Shelter for Abuse Women in Collier County, Florida.
 
In recognition of her work in the 1999 U.S. v. Tecum case, she was invited, along with the Federal Prosecutors and the victim, by Former Attorney General John Ashcroft, to witness the signing of the “T VISA” in Washington DC. Her work has been recognized by numerous awards, including the 2009 Women of Peace Award, as a top 10 finalist for the 2009 Florida Women Hall of Fame, and with a Special Recognition from the FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC. Anna was also recognized by former President George W. Bush during his speech at the US Department of Justice national Human Trafficking Conference for her dedication to rescue human trafficking victims. US Congressman Mario Diaz Balart further recognized her with the American Flag from the US Capitol and a Certificate of Recognition.

Related Videos

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Crusader For Women

Wellesley College seniors had never before chosen a commencement speaker from their own ranks when Hillary Rodham stepped to the podium on the last day of May in 1969. Education, s...

Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman
Comedian, Writer, Actor

Sarah Silverman first gained recognition as a writer and featured player on Saturday Night Live, though she only spent one season on the show. She was a featured performer on the H...

Muriel Siebert
Muriel Siebert
First Lady of Wall Street

Muriel Siebert was the founder and president of the nationally renowned stock brokerage firm Muriel Siebert & Co. In 1967, she became the first woman to own a seat on the New Y...

Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates
Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

As co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates helps to shape and approve strategies, setting the overall direction for the foundation. In develo...