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Director of Programs, Jewish Initiative for Animals

Melissa Hoffman



Melissa (she/her) has worked with Farm Forward’s Jewish Initiative for Animals since its inception in 2016. In her role, she consults with Jewish organizations and communities across the country to develop and implement ethical food practices, as well as curriculum and programs that foster compassion for all living beings through the lens of Jewish values. Prior to working with JIFA at Farm Forward, she earned her MS in animals and public policy from Tufts University in North Grafton, Massachusetts. She is based in Denver, Colorado.