Our Team
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Running goats at Farm Sanctuary

Staff

Kelly Witwicki
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Kelly previously served as Director of Communications at Sentience Politics and co-organized a grassroots animal advocacy organization. She is also a designer and web developer, and earned-to-give at Google, where she was recognized as an outstanding UX Engineer. Kelly has volunteered for several animal advocacy organizations, primarily in animal rescue and graphic design.
Jacy Reese
Co-Founder & Research Fellow
Jacy is a writer, social scientist, and author of <i>The End of Animal Farming</i>. He previously worked as a Senior Fellow at Sentience Politics, and before that as a researcher and Chair of the board of directors at Animal Charity Evaluators. He has written on effective altruism topics in outlets such as <i>The Guardian</i>, <i>Vox</i>, and <i>National Review</i>, and presented his research in over 20 countries.
Jamie Harris
Researcher
Jamie has a History degree from Oxford University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Nottingham University. Dedicated to reducing animal suffering, he has volunteered for a variety of effective animal advocacy organisations, including Faunalytics, The Humane League and the Good Food Institute. He is also working to grow the effective altruism movement by managing the local group Effective Animal Altruism London.

Board of Directors

Diana Fleischman
Diana Santos Fleischman, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor in psychology at the University of Portsmouth. As an effective altruist, Diana is committed to reducing the suffering of nonhuman animals by promoting research into effective interventions through Animal Charity Evaluators, engaging with the public through podcasts, blogs and interviews, and conducting psychological research into human attitudes towards nonhuman animals. You can follow Diana @Sentientist.
Max Daniel
Max Daniel is a Senior Research Scholar at the Future of Humanity Institute. His research is focussed on the governance of artificial intelligence and the macrostrategy of how to best shape to long-term future. He holds a master’s in mathematics with a minor in philosophy from Heidelberg University. Before joining FHI, he led the research wing of the Effective Altruism Foundation, where he currently serves as a board member.y. Before joining FHI, he led the research wing of the Effective Altruism Foundation, where he currently serves as a board member.
Kelly Witwicki

Advisory Board

Natalie Cargill
Natalie is the Founder & Director of Effective Giving UK, which helps high-net worth donors maximize their impact. She also coordinates a group of donors who collectively give over $60M annually to end factory farming. She is an associate barrister at Serjeants’ Inn Chambers, which is known for cases of ethical and political importance, and graduated first-class from Oxford. Natalie has worked with the UNHRC, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, 80,000 Hours, and Sentience Politics, and has lectured on effective giving at Cambridge and King's College.
Oscar Horta
Oscar Horta has been involved in antispeciesist and vegan activism since the mid 90s. He’s a founding member of Animal Ethics. He teaches philosophy at the University of Santiago de Compostela, and has been a visiting researcher in other universities. His main fields of research are speciesism and wild animal suffering.
J. Mohorčich
J. Mohorčich is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lehman College, CUNY, where he teaches courses in American politics, political philosophy, and science policy. He has previously taught at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Mannheim and was a Research Fellow at Sentience Institute. His published work has to do with technology adoption and social change, nonhuman cognition and intellectual labor, and political theory and survival.
Jeff Sebo
Jeff Sebo is Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Philosophy, and Director of the Animal Studies M.A. Program at New York University. He is co-author of the recent Chimpanzee Rights (Routledge, 2018) and Food, Animals, and the Environment (Routledge, 2018). He also holds positions at Animal Charity Evaluators, the Animals and Society Institute, and Minding Animals International.

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