Nirva Kapasi Patel Global Policy Fellow

Nirva is a Global Policy Fellow in Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program and Clinic. She completed a Masters degree at the Center for Public Policy and Animals at the Cummings School of Veterinarian Medicine at Tufts University. Nirva is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the United States Patent and Trademark Organization and holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. She serves as Chair of the Board of Farm Sanctuary and Secretary of the International Vegan Film Festival. Nirva is an executive producer for a number of plant-based films including The Game Changers, The End of Medicine, and Meat Me Halfway. Nirva continues to spark grassroots animal protection campaigns including a petition to ban the use of ghee in Jain temples and also recently was successful in a citizens petition to ban the sale of fur in Weston, MA.

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