Author: Amanda Nieves

Kailey Mauro is WCW’s Research and Investigations Assistant. She delves through FOIA, other open-access records, and databases to find compelling facts and materials to expose wasteful government spending on animal experiments.  Kailey has been involved in the field of animal welfare most of her life, primarily focusing on community cats. She has volunteered through the […]

Kaleigh Hassett is a Fundraising Associate for the White Coat Waste Project (WCW). She grew up in Southern California with a love for animals and passion for environmental preservation. Her desire for change brought her to DC where she worked as a digital fundraiser, raising over $15 million for one of the most contentious Senate […]

Traci Nearhoof is the Operations Manager for White Coat Waste Project (WCW). Traci is an experienced and proven operations, project management, finance, and people leader with over 15 years of experience in various aspects of operations, accounting, project management, and process improvement. She has a comprehensive background in corporate finance, nonprofit accounting, administration, and organizational […]

Megan Andersen serves as Vice President of Marketing and Analytics  for the White Coat Waste Project (WCW). She leads efforts to build WCW’s grassroots army, educate taxpayers, and run data-driven advertising campaigns to defund and defeat government animal labs. Megan specializes in all aspects of campaign strategy, execution, and optimization across multiple digital platforms.    […]

Claudia Taylor is a Research and Investigations Associate for the White Coat Waste Project (WCW). She digs through various databases and open records in order to follow the money and help us shut down our government’s animal labs. Claudia has been deeply passionate about animal welfare from a very young age and has dedicated most […]

Allison McDonald is a Digital Marketing Assistant for White Coat Waste Project (WCW). As a big animal advocate, Allison is fired up about using her digital marketing skills to help WCW find, expose, and defund wasteful government labs. Allison graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and previously worked […]

Kat Murti is a libertarian, feminist, and activist, working to make the world a better, freer place, one day at a time. A self-described “creature of the internet,” she believes in using the power of the social media to spread the ideas of liberty online. Kat has been passionate about individual liberty since childhood, and […]

Lauren Kellogg is Chief of Staff of Culture Biosciences. She has worked in pharmaceuticals and biotech for nearly a decade. During her time in the pharmaceutical industry, Lauren was exposed to the problem of government animal experimentation. Her previous company challenged the FDA’s mandate for dog testing and this inspired her advocacy work with the […]

Jason Pye is the Director of Rule of Law Initiatives at the Due Process Institute (DPI), which focuses on criminal justice reform, overcriminalization, and civil liberties. Jason is passionate about supporting DPI’s mission: “We are lawyers and lobbyists for the Constitution, working with an incredibly diverse coalition of lawmakers, public policy organizations, defenders, business leaders, […]

Dr. Kaufman is a board-certified ophthalmology and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He graduated from Yale University in 1981, where he received several awards of distinction before completing his medical studies at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1985. He then went on to specialize in […]