Acknowledgements

We couldn’t do it without those that contribute their abilities without asking for anything in return. We’re so grateful to our numerous advisors and volunteers, some of whom we’ve listed below:

DLA Piper, a global law firm, for their pro bono legal assistance.

Rhonda McLendon, Director of Pflugerville Animal Shelter, and all the great employees there for helping with our video.

Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Director of Austin Pets Alive! for her excellent advice and ideas.

Kay Stout, Director of PAAS Vinita, for her helpful advice.

Katy Hansen, Director of Marketing and Communications at Animal Care Centers of NYC, for her assistance in designing our platform.

Jessica Muñoz-Roper, a Harvard graduate and strong animal advocate, for her wonderful ideas.

Sandra Hamorsky for her ideas and introductions.

Dana Humphrey of Whitegate PR for her advice and introductions.

Alex Renda and Alana Marzoev, PhD students at MIT, for their great work on the data science model.

Siddhartha Paturu, a data scientist at the World Bank, and John Kwening, a manager at American Institutes for Research, for their contributions to the data science effort.

Marie Sheridan for her work on the graphic design of our web app and Christy Pelton for her assistance in print design.