Annie has been involved in the area of animal welfare for her entire life. Her previous experience includes over ten years with the San Diego Humane Society as the Education Manager, where she developed and implemented their humane education programs. Prior to her work at SDHS, she worked for the Zoological Society of San Diego, working in a variety of positions including operations and special events. Most recently, Annie has served as the President of the Association for Human-Animal Bond Studies. Dr. Annie holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management. She is the proud mom of several animals, including bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, a dove, and an African Grey.