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National Museum of Animals & Society Blog


The National Museum of Animals & Society, established January 2010, is dedicated to enriching the lives of animals and people through exploration of our shared experience. To this end, NMAS promotes reverence for life and compassionate ethics in advancing healthy, meaningful interconnections with the animal world. In working towards this mission, the Museum concentrates on human-animal studies, animal protection history, and humane education in its collection, exhibitions, programming, and educational efforts.

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Meet the Bloggers

Caroline Shapiro, Public Relations Coordinator
Caroline Shapiro has had a fascination with non-human animals all her life. She has previously worked with the Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation educating the public in city shelters on the care and welfare of companion rabbits. She also spent six months as an Animal Management intern at the AZA-accredited Oakland Zoo, working up close with monkeys, warthogs, hyenas, meerkats, emus, and kangaroos. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Sociology with a minor in Film Studies from Mills College in Oakland, CA.

Carolyn Merino Mullin, Founder and Executive Director
Carolyn Merino Mullin has over ten years worth of experience in the nonprofit sector, with special emphasis in children’s education (literacy, humane education, museums) and animal protection. She has spearheaded small community groups and departments for regional and national organizations and earned her Bachelor’s in Religion Studies, with a focus in Religion & Nature, from the University of Florida and a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver, CO.

Karly Noelle Abreu, Contributing Writer
Karly Noelle Abreu has loved animals her entire life, and even as a child took a great interest in their welfare and supporting causes that emphasized it. This is her first active involvement in such a cause, and she is honored to be a part of it. She is a voracious reader and published writer of both short stories and poetry. She is currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in English literature at Biola University.

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