Ann Linder is a recent graduate of Stanford Law School, and is originally from Overland Park, Kansas. Before coming to law school, she received a Masters in Animals and Public Policy from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where her thesis examined the effect of phylogenic relatedness on the outcomes of Endangered Species Act cases.
Most currently, Linder worked with the Austin Animal Protection Unit in Austin, Texas. Prior to that, she worked in the Investigations Department at the Oregon Humane Society and at the International Fund for Animal Welfare in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Much of Linder’s work has focused on the intersection of criminal justice and animal law, including both wildlife poaching and neglect or abuse of domestic animals. Growing up in the Midwest, issues involving animal agriculture have also been close to home for her.