Kate Schnepel has worked in animal welfare for 15 years. She was the Strategic Communications Director at Best Friends Animal Society, a national nonprofit organization with a mission of ending the killing of dogs and cats in shelters. In her last role she oversaw PR, digital strategy, social media, messaging and policy for the organization. Kate served on the Board of Wildlife SOS USA since its inception in 2005, and has transitioned into her current role as Director of Communications and Development as of October 2014. Over the years she has visited India several times and with each trip her commitment to the mission of Wildlife SOS and the work of Wildlife SOS USA has grown stronger.