With more than two decades in the animal protection world, Ross currently serves as federal policy advisor to the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, D.C. where she works with federal legislators on a number of animal protection issues. With a specialty in equine protection she has been deeply involved in the campaign to end the slaughter of horses for human consumption since its inception, and is a founding member of The Homes for Horses Coalition. She has been involved in a number of primate protection issues including a campaign to end the trade in wild-caught primates for research in the European Union. Ross also played an instrumental role in the foundation of Save The Chimps and assisted with a lawsuit brought against the Air Force which resulted in the release of 21 Air Force chimpanzees to the Florida sanctuary.