Vice President, Farm Animals, Humane Society International
Julie Janovsky is the Vice President of Humane Society International’s Farm Animals Program, charged with overseeing its campaign and advocacy work outside of the United States.
Before joining HSI, she directed The Pew Charitable Trusts’ global campaign to end illegal fishing, which advocated for effective policy, technology, market and enforcement tools to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Prior to joining this team, she worked on Pew’s Southern Ocean Sanctuaries campaign that successfully advocated for the establishment of the Ross Sea marine protected area, of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica, and she managed Pew’s reforming industrial animal agriculture project.
Janovsky’s career includes nearly two decades working in government affairs and campaign advocacy, with a focus on animal and environmental protection and human trafficking. She has testified before many state legislative committees, helped steer dozens of bills through state legislatures, assisted in driving ballot initiatives to victory, and lobbied successfully for various federal and international policies, in several organizations including the Humane Society of the United States. After serving as a responder to areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, she spearheaded a multi-agency rescue of farm animals during the 2008 Midwest floods. In her early career she worked on Capitol Hill, was a field researcher in Equatorial Guinea, and later worked to promote joint ventures on environmental protection in Russia. Janovsky has chaired the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Legislative Committee and served on the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission’s advisory committee on human trafficking as well as the Washington, D.C. Human Trafficking Task Force.
Janovsky holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and Russian studies from West Chester University, a master’s degree in liberal arts and a certificate in environmental science and bio conservation from the University of Pennsylvania.