South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force

Aryaa Regmi, MID

Aryaa Regmi, MID, is a Human Trafficking Program Coordinator for the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force, Office of the Attorney General. Before relocating to Columbia, she earned a Master of International Development degree from the University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies as well as a certificate in Global Business and Corporate Social Responsibility. During Aryaa’s time in Denver, she served as a Research Assistant for the Human Trafficking Center where her colleagues and she had a report  published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The paper focused on the intersections between climate change and human trafficking to identify the underlying forces of vulnerability and potential avenues for remediation.

Additionally, Aryaa served as a Youth Navigator for the Office of Children Affairs with the International Rescue Committee. She ensured refugee, asylee, and immigrant youth were provided safe, welcoming, and enriching opportunities once they arrived in Colorado. As many of Aryaa’s clients were victims of trafficking, survivors of torture, migrants and/or of immigrant communities, she worked via a trauma-informed method, focusing on cultural adjustment, mental health promotion, and social-emotional learning.

Aryaa believes in creating a safe space, educating the community, building trust and transparency, while advocating for and empowering marginalized and vulnerable communities. While in Denver, Aryaa also advocated for real-world asylum seekers by creating country condition reports for the Korbel Asylum Project. She collaborated with pro bono asylum attorneys to protect asylum seekers and immigrants against xenophobia, stigma, and backlash. 

Prior to her time in Denver, Aryaa served as a George Washington Carver intern at the World Food Prize Foundation in Iowa. It was also in Iowa where she received her Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in Environmental Studies and Global Resource Systems. Ms. Regmi has spent numerous summers as a mentor for Maiti Nepal, a human trafficking safe haven for girls and young women located in Kathmandu.

National Human Trafficking Hotline