Kelly M. Donithan is the Wildlife Rescue Program Officer at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), based at their international headquarters on Cape Cod, MA. Among many wildlife rescue projects, she is currently focusing largely on the captive big cat crisis in the United States. She is also pursuing an online graduate certificate in Conservation Criminology from Michigan State University. An Arizona native, Kelly holds a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona and a M.S. in Conservation Medicine from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Her experience includes wildlife rehabilitation, biodiversity field research, domestic animal and captive wildlife care, species conservation, educational outreach, and international travel. She previously worked as an Animal Care Specialist at White Oak Conservation Center in Northeastern Florida, a private facility specializing in the propagation, research and rehabilitation of endangered species. Her interests include international wildlife trade, exotic pets, bushmeat, wildlife rehabilitation, and conservation conflict resolution. She lives on Cape Cod with her two dogs and one cat.