Carrie Sanderson, JD, earned her Bachelor of Arts, Master of Public Administration and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of South Dakota. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Sanderson became intimately familiar with the services many victims require but are hard to come by due to the rural nature of our state and recognized that South Dakota has the potential to do more for people who experience trauma in their lives. In 2017, Ms. Sanderson became the inaugural Director of the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment as the University of South Dakota.