Director of Operations
As Director of Operations at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Liberty Mulkani directs the organization’s work related to events, project management, database analysis, office administration, and facility management. Along with the events team, she supervises a large roster of internal and external events, including: the annual Animal Law Conference in conjunction with the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) at Lewis & Clark Law School, the Animal Law Symposium, the Justice for Animals fundraiser, animal law receptions and exhibits, legislative and CLE events, webinars, as well as the organization’s staff retreat, leadership, and board meetings. In addition, she supervises the project management of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s large cross-departmental projects and operational implementations.
Liberty has worked with the Animal Legal Defense Fund in various capacities since 2000, first as a volunteer and then as the student liaison for the Animal Law Program. Her work organizing the first Future of Animal Law Conference at Yale Law School in 2004 was the impetus for her later focus managing events for the organization. In 2005, Liberty was also a lead assistant in the care and foster placement of hundreds of dogs rescued from the notorious North Carolina hoarders in the landmark Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Woodley case.
After completing an undergraduate degree in theatre, Liberty received her M.Ed. in humane education from the Institute for Humane Education (IHE) and Cambridge College. Her thesis was titled “Men and Vegetarianism: Motivations and Barriers to Becoming Vegetarian.” Liberty also served as director of the Vancouver Humane Society for several years, after having sat as the board president for 10 years.
Liberty became vegetarian at 11, after learning about laboratory animal testing, and has been vegan for over 20 years. She and her husband live with the sweetest, rescued cat, Amelie, near Vancouver, B.C.