Posted on June 1, 2016; Last updated on May 10, 2018
With its nationwide grassroots and campaign offices engaged in a diverse portfolio of activism strategies, The Humane League, together with its research arm, Humane League Labs, is uniquely well-positioned to instrument measurement into its activism and advance research on effectiveness. The staff at The Humane League and its independent subcontractors participate in the work of Humane League Labs in myriad ways. They help produce the content for testing including video documentaries, messages, leaflets, and web sites. They integrate measurement into their outreach and campaign activities and they participate in gathering data through field research. Their work is central to the mission of Humane League Labs because helping them help animals better is what motivates its research.
In the coming years, we expect the number of our personnel at Humane League Labs to grow as our research agenda expands in breadth and depth.
Humane League Labs personnel
Director, Humane League Labs
Jacob joined Humane League Labs in March of 2017. He earned a B.Sc. in Computational and Integrative Biology, summa cum laude, from Rutgers University in 2016 and started his career at a marketing analytics start-up, working as a software developer and data scientist. During his undergraduate degree, Jacob worked on a broad array of projects, spanning biochemistry, computational biology, bioinformatics, genetics, soft-matter physics and historical research. His strengths include programming, statistics, machine learning and experiment design. He can be reached at jpeacock at thehumaneleague dot org.
Samara joined Humane League Labs in May of 2018. She earned a B.A. in Economics (with honors) and Mathematics from the University of Texas Austin and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder. Samara is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research lies at the intersection of behavioral economics, industrial organization, agricultural economics, and public policy. She studies the effects of economic policies on participants in food systems, with a special focus on the impact of these policies in industries with market power and/or incomplete information issues. Samara possesses a wide variety of skills in both theoretical modeling and statistical analysis, and she specializes in using observational data to statistically estimate economic structures.
We are currently seeking a creative, resourceful and self-motivated individual to plan, design, conduct, analyze and report on research experiments in farm animal advocacy. The Research Associate will work with and report to the Director of Humane League Labs. The individual will also work with the rest of The Humane League staff, a dynamic and diverse team of activists. The posting is announced on The Humane League's page on job openings.