Pro Texana Medal of Service

Awarded to an individual whose contributions in furthering the mission of Baylor have made an immeasurable impact in the public or non-profit sector.

Susan Peters

BA '86

Pro Texana Medal of Service

Susan Peters (BA '86) is the founder and executive director of Unbound Global, a multi-national anti-human trafficking organization headquartered in Waco.

After multiple trips abroad, Peters felt a deep conviction to find solutions that would break the bonds of human trafficking. In 2012, UnBound took shape and began to mobilize in the United States, equipping churches and local communities to fight human trafficking – forced labor and sexual exploitation. Her collaboration with law enforcement led to the development of the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition, which she founded alongside other community leaders in 2014, and for which she currently serves as chair. The Coalition brings law enforcement from multiple agencies, attorneys, advocates, social service providers, medical professionals, educators and community members together to identify, serve, defend and restore human trafficking survivors.

In 2020, Peters published Unbound: Working Together to Restore Lives and End Human Trafficking. In it, she recounts true stories of the fight against human trafficking and leaves readers motivated to make a difference in their communities.


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