Meena Alagappan is the executive director of Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART), a nonprofit public charity that is a full-service humane education provider in the NYC, Chicago, and Indianapolis areas. Prior to joining HEART, Meena was a humane education consultant for Animal Welfare Trust, a private operating foundation. She was also a senior faculty member of Advantage Testing, an academic test preparation company, and an associate at the Manhattan law firm Shea & Gould. Meena is former chair of the animal law committees of the NYC Bar and the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals. Meena is the author of “The United States’ Enforcement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species,” published in Northwestern University’s Journal of International Law and Business, and co-author of “A Note on Pedagogy: Humane Education Making a Difference,” published in the Journal for Critical Animal Studies. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, and M.S. in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.