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Maria (Masha) Kalinina, is an International Trade Policy Specialist with Humane Society International (HSI). Specializing in wildlife trade, she co-leads the HSI campaign to end trophy hunting, advocates to increase protections for a variety of wildlife species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and works to include strong wildlife provisions in the environment chapters of global free trade agreements. Prior to HSI, Masha worked for Booz Allen Hamilton providing consulting services for clients including the US Department of Defense, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Intelligence Community. Masha earned her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from The George Washington University and her law degree from the William and Mary School of Law. She is a barred attorney in the state of Maryland. Masha was born in Russia and moved to the United States at the age of ten and speaks fluent Russian as well as intermediate Spanish.