Christine Marie Katas, MBA, MA, is a PhD candidate in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. She has an MBA, an MA in psychology, is an author, speaker, human rights activist and women’s empowerment advocate. Her current research concerns include media misrepresentation, humiliation, victim-blaming, public shaming and post-traumatic growth. Christine is a survivor of human trafficking and is the founder of Voices for Dignity, a 501(C)3 that facilitates humanitarian support, education and positive wrap-around services for vulnerable populations, including those who have survived oppression, humiliation, coercive control and human trafficking.

She is a Certified Life Coach, Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate, a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS-I) and Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Specialist (CCTS-S). She currently lives in Southern Utah where she is an intermediary for the FLDS (Fundamental Mormons) and advocates for harm reduction, educational advancement, and humanitarian care.

Her motto is: Stop judging. Start helping.

Press where Christine has appeared or been quoted (partial list).

Speaking & Training Topics


  • The traumatic impact of media misrepresentation

  • The university of adversity: Life purpose after trauma

  • Human trafficking

  • Victim-blaming and shaming

  • Personal branding and image repair

  • The power of story

  • Media psychology – why every leader needs to understand it

  • How to help people from plural communities (polygamist cultures)

  • Cult psychology & trauma bonds

To request a speaker packet, click HERE.


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