Jessika Ava has been involved with animal rights advocacy for several years. With a background in biology, she has recently switched her career path in wildlife conservation to join forces with others working for the plight of farmed animals. Her main interest lies in the globalization of intensive animal agriculture and her experience spans the U.S., India, and Nepal, where she did work with Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations and Street Dog Care. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Masters in Public Administration specializing in Nonprofit Management from Portland State University. She is on the Board of Directors for Help Animals India, Out to Pasture Sanctuary, and Street Dog Care. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Biostatistics. She shares her home with a much-loved, 3-legged street dog from Nepal.