Fanimal Fellows

Fanimal Fellows are a part of our Learn, Earn, & Return program where early and mid-career individuals explore animal-focused jobs.  If you’d like to learn more about animal-related careers, feel free to reach out!

Sarah Lynn Bowser

Sarah Lynn Bowser is a graduate from the University of Georgia where she earned her degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management along with a certificate in Environmental Education. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA, and works as an environmental educator. Her love of animals was first sparked by her favorite childhood program, Zaboomafoo. Ever since, she has always maintained an interest in wildlife conservation and animal advocacy. She places particular focus on native animals in the southeastern United States, helping to educate the public on the benefits of the wildlife who live in our own backyards.

Emily Carter

Emily is from Oklahoma and studies Environmental Science at Colby College in Maine. When she is not in the lab, she leads an animal rights club. She also paints cows and pigs in abstract forms. Her aspiration is to end animal exploitation by researching and advocating for alternatives to animal testing and animal consumption. She shares her residence with five roommates, two of which are cats, Gracie and Dandelion. Her habitat at home is the kitchen, where she experiments with vegan cuisine from various cultures. She also enjoys baking and sharing meals with people! 

Adélaïde Fouache

Adélaïde Fouache is a French student in her last year of Masters degree in Environmental Communication at the Swedish University of Agriculture in  Sweden. She has lived in both Japan and New Zealand and saw a lot of differences in animal welfare. As time went by, she became more interested in how the animal welfare was communicated to tourists in touristic places she visited. She realizes that today more than ever, people start to listen and act to protect endangered species, or animals in captivity, and she wants to help spread the word in the hope for a better human- non human animals relationship in the future.

Hannah Phillips

Hannah Phillips is a contributor of written work and idea generation for Fanimal. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Appalachian State University in the fall of 2018. Her love for animals became evident after continuously bringing home new pets for her family. She soon discovered her passion for animals and desire to contribute to animal welfare efforts while taking an Animals, Sustainability & Tourism class in college. During her free time, Hannah enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, volunteering, and watching animal rehabilitation videos. Her dream is to assist in saving the elephants and pursue a lifestyle filled with animals.

Samuel Phillips

Samuel is a college student at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, NC.  He plans to major in Agriculture Business Management at North Carolina State University.  Samuel’s family has a history of agriculture and working alongside animals.  He hopes to continue this legacy and take it to a new level- sustainability.  With a background in journalism, Samuel is eager to spread awareness for animal welfare.  He plans to change the agriculture industry to use sustainable and humane living environments for animals all over the world.

Jenna Samsel

Jenna is a senior at Appalachian State University and will be graduating in December of 2019 with a BSBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Her love for animals began at a young age when she started volunteering with a dog rescue in Charlotte, North Carolina. More recently, Jenna enjoyed working with sea turtles and teaching educational programs to children at a state park nature center on the coast of South Carolina. She hopes to combine her passions of education, marine conservation, and tourism in her future career path.

Emily Smith

Emily is currently a senior at Appalachian State University with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management. With a passion for helping the world become a better place, Emily believes it should not just be limited to human rights but extend into animal rights as well. Documentaries such as “Blackfish” and “Trophy” have opened her eyes to the horror that animals endure daily. Through Fanimal, Emily hopes her contributions will help raise awareness for animals while also broadening her horizons.