Katie Palmer was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate degree in Geography from the University of Toronto. Katie has traveled to Southeast Asia multiple times to research the effects of and responses to the flesh trade in women and children. She lived in the Philippines for five months where she completed a Canadian-government funded internship at the Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA). In addition to The WIP, she has written for Gender Across Borders, Herizons, and the University of Toronto Magazine on topics relating to gender, migration, development, and women and children in prostitution. She currently works as a policy analyst for the Ontario government.