#Staff
Carolyn Ashworth – Director of Philanthropy

Carolyn Ashworth – Director of Philanthropy

Growing up in the Appalachian mountains, Carolyn found inspiration in the forests, rivers, and wildlife around her home. In her third year as an Ecology student at the University of North Carolina- Asheville, a mentor gave Carolyn the opportunity to work on grant...

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Tessa Graham – Animal Advocacy Coordinator

Tessa Graham – Animal Advocacy Coordinator

Tessa’s personal mission to work toward the eradication of factory farming has shaped her choices over the last decade. Tessa’s dedication to this mission began when she adopted a vegan lifestyle. This lifestyle introduced her to an expanded perspective of health and...

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Tara Matthews, Grants Manager

Tara is a Bay Area, California, native who has spent her life rooted in service and mission-driven work. This brought her to the Peace Corps where she spent 31 months in Uganda as a NGO Program Specialist. During her time in The Pearl of Africa she directed a national...

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Ajay Dahiya, Executive Director

Ajay was born in Surrey, England, to a working-class immigrant family. Growing up in a diverse and disparate environment he enjoyed a childhood which immersed him in a variety of cultures. From early on in his life, Ajay felt a great need for inner transformation....

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Milena Fraccari, Website Administrator

Milena is a communications consultant and activist from Italy. She majored in Communication and Advertising at the Turin University. She’s been working for over 15 years in Sustainable Communication in the non-profit sector, helping green companies and associations to...

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Shabnaz Yousefia, Applicant Advocate

Shabnaz has worked in international development and education for 13 years in countries around the globe - including India, Nepal, Nicaragua, Haiti, Malawi and Senegal. Her passion for social justice has led her to document the oral narratives of women in Nepal as a...

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