Carolyn DeFord is a member of the Puyallup Tribe, a survivor, and missing and murdered Indigenous women family member. She is a national advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women and people (MMIWP), and founder of Missing and Murdered Native Americans (MMNA), a survivor-led, volunteer organization focused on supporting families of MMIWP, and prevention through domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy. Her journey began in 1999 when her mother, Leona LeClair Kinsey went missing. Carolyn understands, and strives to alleviate the stress families experience when a loved one is missing. Through collaboration with service providers, MMNA leverages resources to broaden search efforts, reunite families with their missing loved ones, and coordinate services needed when survivors and families are reunited. Working through her tragedy, Carolyn believes that domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy are steps in MMIWP prevention, and everyone has a role to play in becoming a part of the solution.