Gonzalo Martinez de Vedia is the Program Manager for the Buffett-McCain Institute Initiative to Combat Modern Slavery, a comprehensive program to counter labor trafficking in the agricultural sector in Texas.
Previously, he served as a Senior Policy Associate at Humanity United, where he helped manage the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking, and as a Human Trafficking Specialist for the Worker Justice Center of New York, where led targeted outreach to high-risk workplaces, and led several multiagency anti-trafficking task forces.
Martinez has also served as a Human Rights Commissioner for the County of Ulster, New York, and Policy Co-chair for Freedom Network USA. He has informed rights-related coverage for NPR Weekend Edition, This American Life, and the New York Times, among many other outlets.
Martinez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Cornell University and a master’s in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. His latest publication — Labor Trafficking: The Garcia Case and Beyond — is in print with the Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company in Phoenix.