Lisa Mercer: Lisa Mercer is Executive Director of Operation Compass, a charitable organization established in 2014 to continue work begun while pursuing research for her Master’s thesis. The mission of Operation Compass is to help victims of human trafficking find their way home. Its work is equipping communities that surround victims of human trafficking with the right tools to report incidents safely and anonymously. In order to ensure that the tools created are appropriate to the population intended, research-driven design methods are used as a way of developing and executing social innovations that can impact change. Ms. Mercer graduated in December 2015 with a Master of Fine Arts in Design with a Concentration in Design Research from the Department of Visual Arts & Design at the University of North Texas.