Vancouver Humane Society
Celeste joined the Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) in September 2020 as Lead Researcher after recently completing a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Victoria. She is an experienced researcher who is invested in pursuing innovative, progressive research and policy solutions, and has had a lifelong passion for animal activism. Her graduate thesis project involved a qualitative policy analysis of homelessness and poverty reduction frameworks in B.C., and while completing her graduate degree she received funding from SSHRC for a research proposal that aimed to explore the animal rights movement and its organizational strategies. She aims to bridge social equity, anti-oppression practice, and decolonization work together with animal protection endeavours through her research projects with the VHS.