As a sophomore in college, Daniel Chilcote learned that the average age of girls who are involved in human trafficking cases was 14, the same age that his younger sister was at that time. He realized he wanted to get involved. When he was accepted to Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he chose to defer for a year to work for Tiny Hands International, a nonprofit organization that runs children’s homes in Nepal and monitors the border between Nepal and India for possible trafficking cases. While he envisioned his work with the organization as separate from his career in medicine, he found opportunities to give talks about human trafficking during his psychiatry rotations and to organizations such as Doctors for Change. He hopes to stay involved in educating people on human trafficking as he pursues a residency in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.

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