The Faunalytics team shares your heartfelt desire to help animals. Each of us also brings an unwavering commitment to finding the best ways for advocates to save lives and reduce suffering.
Following is the (mostly volunteer) team that makes Faunalytics happen. Click an image to see more.
Staff & Board
Ian Ross, Advisor
Ian Ross is a long-time animal advocate who helped start The Humane League and is a founding advisor for Hampton Creek (makers of Just Mayo and other foods). He is described by Peter Singer as leading “the most remarkable example of a life committed to maximizing giving.” Ian has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his undergraduate work in math and computer science at MIT. He currently “earns to give” by working for Samsung as the company’s Senior Director of Strategic Analytics.
Stephanie Downs, Advisor
Stephanie Downs is an entrepreneur turned social activist. In 1999, she founded MarKomm, a marketing firm that would be the first of three businesses she developed. The success of her agency enabled her to step away from the day-to-day operations to put her knowledge to “good” use. In 2009, Downs co-founded FiXiT – a non-profit focused on using creative solutions to bring an end to pet overpopulation, and in 2012 she founded Voolla, an online marketplace that turns volunteered skills into money for charities.
Andrew Rowan, Advisor
Andrew Rowan is the former director of the Tufts University Center for Animals and Public Policy. He also chaired the Department of Environmental Studies at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Andrew was the founding editor of the International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems, founding editor of Anthrozoos, and scientific administrator for the Fund for the Replacement for Animals in Medical Experiments. Andrew currently serves as president and CEO of Humane Society International and serves as Chief International Officer and Chief Scientific Officer for The Humane Society of the United States.
Kenneth Shapiro, PhD, ABPP, Advisor
Kenneth Shapiro is executive director of Animals and Society Institute; founder and editor of Society and Animals: Journal of Human-Animal Studies; cofounder and coeditor of Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science; and editor of Human-Animal Studies Book Series. Shapiro earned his BA from Harvard University and his PhD in clinical psychology from Duke University. He is the author of 3 books, most recently — Animal Models of Human Psychology: Critique of Science, Ethics and Policy.
Bernard Unti, PhD, Advisor
Bernard Unti is Senior Policy Adviser and Special Assistant to the President & CEO of The Humane Society of the United States. He is the author of Protecting All Animals: A Fifty-Year History of The Humane Society of the United States (2004) and other works on animal protection and cruelty to animals as an historical and contemporary concern.
Writers: Linda Tyler, Selena Phelps, Stella Bang, Mona Zahir, Lukas Jasiunas, Ditte Hillebrand Mortensen, Florence Williams, Owen Rogers.
Editors: Jenny Mace, Christina Skasa.
Researchers: Lindsay Frederick, Alison Lenton, Miranda Harrington, Christina Kouridi, Kathleen Patton.
Others: Jessica Schleder, Josh Meckel.