Bachelor of Laws – Dutch, International and European Law (LLB) at the University of Groningen
Master's Degree in Animal Law (LLM) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
Esther is an advocate for stray animal welfare with a legal background. After completing her Master's thesis on the global stray dog population crisis, analyzing Romanian and Indian stray dog legislation in light of the OIE standards on stray dog population control, she worked as Community Engagement Coordinator at FOUR PAWS International in Brussels. For three years she developed, implemented and evaluated projects on community engagement, shelter management and adoption and animal assisted interventions to improve stray animal welfare in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. Her work and volunteer experiences in various non-profit organizations and different countries have taught her about global animal welfare issues from local perspectives. Esther has a Bachelor’s degree in International and European Law and a Master’s degree in Animal Law and is passionate about improving stray animal welfare around the world. She currently lives in the Netherlands and loves traveling.
Link to Master's Thesis: https://www.academia.edu/53319851/The_global_stray_dog_population_crisis_A_comparative_analysis_of_Romanian_and_Indian_stray_dog_legislation_in_light_of_the_OIE_standards_on_stray_dog_population_control