Thi is an anti-human trafficking and technology expert. She was the Managing Editor of the LSE Press's Journal of Illicit Economies and Development (JIED) and Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC), where she also coordinated and managed the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC)'s activities such as IASOC annual prizes, events, monthly bulletins, and the 24-hour conference on organized crime (OC24).
Thi worked on and co-coordinates the Responsible & Ethical Business Coalition against Trafficking (RESPECT) Initiative, which serves as a platform for thought leaders, practitioners, and policy makers and to mobilise the business community as a strategic partner to tackle human trafficking. Her other projects included the Modern Slavery Map, an interactive map for business of anti-human trafficking organisations, and the Tech Against Trafficking initiative, a coalition of technology companies and stakeholders aiming to help eradicate human trafficking using technology, where Thi was its Research Lead from 2018 until 2023.
Thi also worked on and co-ordinated the Drugs & Development Hub (DDH) initiative, jointly launched by the London School of Economics (LSE), the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD), and GI-TOC to create new perspectives for integrated drug policies.
She is currently a member of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)'s Standing Group on Organised Crime (SGOC), and a member of the European Society of Criminology. Thi is supporting the Regional Academy on the United Nations (RAUN) as a Programme Coordinator and the Pacific Links Foundation as a Regional Advisor.
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