Our Volunteers & CommUNITY

We are an affirming and inclusive collective that encourages all volunteers to express as much (or as little) about themselves here as they wish. Please understand that if they choose to include their social media accounts here, they may post their own content that does not represent all of the LAB community. Vice versa, LAB social media posts (unless an individual is named within the posts) do not represent any one individual listed below. 

Delilah (more info to come!)

    • Pronouns: she/her
    • Self ID: Indigenous (Native American), Disabled
    • Area(s) of interest: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Disability justice; Indigenous (Native American) human rights & history; pet guardian advocacy; equity within pet ownership

Sharareh Farivar, BSc

    • Pronouns: she/her
    • Self ID: Autistic, Queer, Agender, woman, Iranian, Azerbaijani, settler, second-generation immigrant
    • Area(s) of interest: canine behavior; social justice; inclusivity & equity within dog guardianship; technology & gaming; all things dogs!
    • Instagram

Joshua

    • Pronouns: he/him/they/them
    • Self ID: Slavic, white, cishet man, veteran, Neurodivergent, hard of hearing (HOH)
    • Area(s) of interest: veteran’s & military member support; service animals; non-profit management & start-up; animal rescue & sheltering; community-led care; gaming

Erin, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP

  • Pronouns: they/them
  • Self ID: white, Queer, non-binary, Neurodivergent, working class
  • Area(s) of interest: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; canine behavior & training; ethology

Luca (more info to come!)

    • Pronouns: 
    • Self ID: Roma
    • Area(s) of interest: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; G*psy, Romani and Traveller (“GRT”) human rights & history; dog training.

Ben (more info to come!)

    • Pronouns: any/all
    • Self ID: Queer, non-binary, Disabled, veteran, white
    • Area(s) of interest: Mental health; animal learning & behavior; neurobiology; neuroethology

Rachel (more info to come!)

    • Pronouns: she/her/they/them
    • Self ID: 
    • Area(s) of interest: canine behavior; animal training; ethology; diversity, equity & inclusion

Lauren (more info to come!)

Kimberly: IT Support