Gabrielle Chapman formerly worked as a Senior Analyst with The Humane Society of the United States’ Pets for Life program where she lent her expertise to push forward the conversation about racism within animal welfare. She has helped to bring forth an increased consciousness about how systemic racism and other forms of oppression hinder growth and wellbeing. She uses the knowledge she has acquired across racial justice, food/land justice, and animal rights/welfare to inform her consulting work using a One Health model that strives to invent technology and build relationships that fosters solutions from a socio-ecological perspective.
Chapman was the inaugural director of Call to Action for Racial Equality Coalition, West Virginia’s first intersectional racial equity organization. Additionally, she was selected as a 2018 Justice Fellow with the Open Society Foundation and was awarded a ‘West Virginia’s Community Organizer of the Year Award’ which coincided with the #55strong movement led by Teachers across the State of West Virginia. From 2018-2020, she served as a Board of Director for the West Virginia Women’s Health Center and currently serves on the Board of Directors for The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. Chapman holds a BS in Applied Biology from Russell Sage College. During her college years, she interned at the U.S. Department of Defense, volunteered with food justice projects, and was a volunteer student organizer for the American Friends Service Committee. Gabrielle’s happy place is snuggling with her dogs and nerding out on the latest policy trends across science, economics, and tech.