Jessica is the Executive Director at World Animal Net. Having received a B.S. in biology with minors in chemistry and anthropology from the University of New Mexico, she combines a scientific background with a passion for animal protection. She completed her M.S. in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University and internships with Humane Society International, Animal Protection of New Mexico, and the New England Anti-Vivisection Society before arriving at World Animal Net. She attended the United Nations High Level Political Forum in 2017 and is now working to help more animal protection organization engage the UN's Sustainable Development Agenda to ensure the interests of animals are included and considered there. World Animal Net also works on animal issues in other international policy streams, including UN Environment, the World Bank, and the World Organisation for Animal Health, in addition to producing materials to assist animal protection organizations in engaging international policy to improve the lives of animals.