Carson is a Campaigns Officer with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in Washington, D.C. She has considerable experience with legislative and regulatory issues affecting wildlife protections at the state and federal levels. She leads IFAW’s U.S. Big Cats in Captivity policy campaign and spearheads wildlife policy efforts related to predator control reform and Endangered Species Act implementation. Prior to joining IFAW, Carson worked as a federal policy advisor at the Animal Welfare Institute. She also completed a post-graduate litigation fellowship with the Natural Resources Defense Council and, while in law school, served as an intern with local and national conservation advocacy organizations. She holds a J.D., B.S. and B.A from Ohio State University, where she was active in advancing sustainability policies. Outside of work, Carson is involved with the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle and the Udall Alumni Association Board of Directors, a coordinating body for current and former Udall Foundation Scholars.