Press Center

We’re always happy to respond to media inquiries and can arrange comment and interviews with our campaign and policy experts listed below. To reach us, contact:

Carla Pisarro, Communications Manager 
World Animal Protection, 
450 7th Avenue, 31st Floor, 
New York, NY 10123 

World Animal Protection Campaign and Policy Experts

Elizabeth Hogan, Campaigns Manager for Oceans and Wildlife 

Elizabeth Hogan is the Program Manager for Oceans and Wildlife with World Animal Protection, where she specializes in marine wildlife entanglement in addition to work on marine debris, illegal wildlife trade, whaling policy, and wildlife in captivity.  For the last five years she has researched the impact of derelict fishing gear on marine mammals and worked on establishing rescue networks and protocols for entangled marine life.  She has previously worked with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) on protective policies and fishing gear modification for the conservation of North Atlantic Right Whales. Prior to working in the animal welfare sector, Elizabeth developed fifteen years of experience with government, corporate, and non-profit organizations, including four years as a consultant on climate change, deforestation policy, and sea level rise. She has also worked in ecotourism development in Ecuador and with the Camara de Industrias of Costa Rica to assist Central American businesses in adopting environmentally sustainable business practices.

Elizabeth is a contributing author to two books on corporate social responsibility.  She has a degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a dual Master of Science in Marine & Coastal Natural Resources and a Master of Science in Sustainable Development from the University for Peace in Costa Rica and American University in Washington, DC. 

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Amanda Mayhew, Senior Advisor, Trade Policy

Amanda Mayhew is World Animal Protection’s Senior Advisor, Trade Policy, based in Washington, DC.  In this capacity, Amanda contributes to the coordination and formulation of World Animal Protection’s international trade policy activities with the United States Government, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and other international organizations and governments. She also participates in negotiations involving environmental and animal protection under bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements. Amanda represents World Animal Protection as a Member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC), which advises the United States Trade Representative on issues involving international trade and the environment.

Amanda was previously Manager of Ecotourism and International Trade Policy for the Humane Society International (HSI). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the College of the Holy Cross and a Masters of Ecotourism from James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. 


Megan Grigorian, Campaign Manager for Humane and Sustainable Agriculture

Megan Grigorian is the Campaign Manager for Humane and Sustainable Agriculture based in New York City. She oversees World Animal Protection’s US work to improve the lives of billions of animals raised on industrial farms. Megan brings a decade of animal welfare experience to her role, having previously managed campaigns at PETA with a focus on ending the abuse of animals at entertainment outfits like SeaWorld and Ringling Bros. Circus. Her focus now is on engaging consumers and corporations to create change for chickens—the most farmed animal in the country—so they are raised in a more humane and healthy environment, and with opportunities to engage in their natural behaviors.