June 1, 2010
Sara Shields, Ph.D
Sara Shields earned her B.S. in Zoology from Colorado State University and her Ph.D. from The University of California, Davis in Animal Behavior, where she studied the behavior and welfare of broiler chickens, especially dustbathing behavior. Following the completion of her degree, she served in a post-doctoral capacity at the University of Nebraska, in the Animal Science department, where she worked with laying hens and taught in the Companion Animals and Animal Welfare courses. In addition to her work for HSI, she is a faculty member of the Department of Animal Policy and Advocacy, Humane Society University. She is also on the Animal Welfare Committee for Safeway stores.