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Katie Kraska is a recovering federal lobbyist who spent seven years leading federal initiatives for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals with a particular focus on equine welfare, most recently as the Director of Federal Legislation in Washington, D.C. She has testified to Congress on multiple animal protection issues and advanced legislation intersecting with agriculture, climate, public lands, food safety, policing, disaster preparedness, sports, and federal funding. Her work in animal protection and environmental policy spans five continents. Notably, she was a U.S. Fulbright Research grantee to Indonesia, and remains a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador for the program. Most recently, she worked under the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s General Counsel on international issues.

Katie is currently pursuing a JD at Harvard Law School with particular focus on food systems, environmental and agricultural technology and policy, and innovative approaches to sociopolitical gridlock. She holds a master’s degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and dual degrees in Biology and Art History from DePauw University in Indiana.