Sentient Media is a nonprofit journalism organization covering the roles of animals in humans’ daily lives.

Our team brings together reporters, academic writers, investigative journalists, digital marketing and technology experts, community growth specialists, and experienced editors.

Core Team

Ana Bradley
Executive Director

Caroline Christen
Social Media Writer

Grant Lingel
Co-Founder and Chief Strategist

Lorelei Plotczyk
Copy Editor

Matthew Zampa
Reporter & Editor

Laura Bridgeman
Staff Writer

Allie Grace Garnett
Fellowship Program Manager

Taylor Meek
Community Manager

Rafael Simões
Digital Strategist


Sentient Media is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our founding donors include the Järvenpää Foundation, the Effective Altruism Animal Welfare Fund, and the Open Philanthropy Project.

Our continued growth is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and our readership. Find out how you can support our work here.