utility farm publishes qualitative research and thought on utilitarianism and applied ethics. utility farm pursues strategies to reduce suffering.
our current focus is wild animal suffering. we are particularly interested in pursuing the social change necessary to significantly reduce wild animal suffering as soon as possible.
abraham rowe is a researcher and animal welfare advocate based in minneapolis, minnesota. he graduated from oberlin college with a degree in history and philosophy, and is particularly interested in social change, agriculture, and nature stewardship. outside of animal advocacy, he spends his time playing board games, reading, and drinking tea. firstname.lastname@example.org.
ari is a student, animal advocate, and environmental educator based in seattle, washington. he has a bachelor of arts from oberlin college in philosophy and environmental studies, and many years of experience working in farm sanctuaries, wildlife rehabilitation centers, other animal care facilities, and nature reserves. outside of work and school, ari enjoys studying languages, drawing, and folding paper. email@example.com.
chloë cudaback is a graduate student and animal welfare advocate from seattle, washington. she has a degree in anthropology from western washington university and is studying for her mpa at the evans school of public policy & governance at the university of washington. chloë has worked in animal sanctuary operations, farmed animal advocacy, and environmental policy. in between work and school, she loves to bake, craft, and play with her cat, melon. firstname.lastname@example.org.
maia laperle is an interdisciplinary artist, teacher, and animal advocate living in portland, oregon. she has a degree in fine arts from massachusetts college of art & design, and is committed to promoting equity and compassion through art, storytelling, and education.
megan is a student at metropolitan state university in st. paul studying professional writing. she has a degree in sociology from the university of minnesota. she is passionate about animals and the environment, and in her free time she reads and cooks.
cole helsell is a phd candidate in the kokel lab at the university of california, san francisco. his current research focuses on using behavioral phenomics to discover novel neuroactive drugs that may one day improve the lives of humans and non-human animals. he graduated from arizona state university with a b.s. in biochemistry, where he investigated the molecular mechanisms of pain sensation under wade van horn. in addition to his scientific research, he is interested in bioethics, history and philosophy of science, teaching, and science advocacy. in his free time, he enjoys games, hiking, and literature.
flor serna is the founder and executive director of electric girls. in 2015, as a response to her experience as the only female recording engineer at vital sounds recording, she founded electric girls to develop leadership skills in young girls through their learning of electronics and computer programming skills.