Ellie Milano, Program Officer, Community Animal Welfare

Ellie Milano

Program Officer, Community Animal Welfare (2014-2017)


As the Program Officer for IFAW’s Community Animal Welfare Program, Ellie assists with community-based companion animal projects in South Africa, Indonesia, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands and Native communities in the United States and Canada, and Humane Community Development work in Chile and Bosnia. She also assists in collaboration with other non-governmental organisations as part of the International Companion Animal Management (ICAM) Coalition, providing up-to-date guidance on management of dog and cat populations.

Prior to joining IFAW in 2014, Ellie obtained a Master’s degree in Conservation Medicine, focusing on health and conservation issues occurring at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment. Her background as a biologist also includes experience in the environmental policy sector, as well as experience in lab-based evolutionary ecology research. She has hands-on animal welfare experience with several shelters within Massachusetts, specializing in dog welfare issues.


Bachelor of Science (BS), Biology, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Environmental Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA

Master of Science (MSc) Conservation Medicine, Tufts University, USA