Alicia Prygoski works to develop and advance the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s legislative campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels, with a particular focus on farmed animals and captive wild animals.

Before joining the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Alicia worked at the Humane Society of the United States and then at the Animal Welfare Institute. At both organizations she worked to enhance legal protections for farmed animals across the country and contributed to passing a ballot initiative in Massachusetts and legislation in Rhode Island banning the extreme confinement of animals in factory farming operations. She also fought ag-gag laws in several states.

Alicia has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Western Michigan University-Cooley where she was founder and president of the school’s Animal Legal Defense Fund student chapter. In 2016 she received the Wanda A. Nash Award from the State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section for advancing animal law in the state.