Our Team
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Running goats at Farm Sanctuary


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 Director
Jacy is a leading voice in effective animal advocacy, and most recently worked as a Senior Fellow at Sentience Politics. He has presented on the topic in 15 countries and written on it in outlets such as Huffington Post, Vox, and Salon. He previously worked as a researcher at Animal Charity Evaluators, and before that served as Chair of its Board of Directors. He is currently writing a book on<i>The End of Animal Farming</i>.
J. Mohorčich
Research Fellow
J. earned his Ph.D. in political science at Johns Hopkins University, where he worked on developing a problem-oriented and power-sensitive relationship between politics and political theory. His work has also examined how technical and scientific changes alter the capabilities of political and social actors, and has argued in favor of including nonhuman cognition in global analyses of intellectual labor.

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.
Jonas Vollmer
Jonas is the co-founder and Director of Communications at Effective Altruism Foundation, a charity that uses evidence and reason to help as many sentient beings as possible. He studied medicine and economics with a focus on health and development economics, during which time he acquired expertise central to charity evaluation. He previously served on the boards of several charities.
Kelly Witwicki

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