From a very early age, I have been interested in social justice movements and other organized efforts to remedy suffering and injustice against the oppressed, including the suffering of animals. My experience has shown me how desperate is the plight of many of my fellow human beings, so I am glad to have the opportunity to serve as a board member for IFA as it finds new pathways to justice for impoverished people and abused animals.
Since 2002, I’ve practiced in several areas of law and have taken special interest in civil rights, immigration, and animal law. While in law school, I received the national Warren J. Ferguson Social Justice Essay Prize. I was also a scholar in residence at the international East-West Center in Honolulu, where I completed my doctorate in philosophy with a concentration in comparative philosophy, especially Indian versus Western thought.