“We are honored and delighted to have Ms. Nasser join our organization as our new Executive Director,” said CEO, Lisa Ann Salamat. “Ms. Nasser brings a wealth of experience in the field of animal law and specifically the issues involving captive wildcats in the U.S. and internationally. She has special expertise in tigers and other big cats and the laws that impact endangered species in the wild and in captivity. Some of her recent scholarly work on the topic includes, Welcome to the Jungle: How Loopholes in the Federal Endangered Species Act and Federal Animal Welfare Act are feeding a Tiger Crisis in America, published in the Albany Government Law Review, and Canned Hunting and the Endangered Species Act, published in the Legal Intelligencer.
Ms. Nasser holds a B.A. in political science from U.C. San Diego, a J.D. from Tulane University, and a graduate degree in community advocacy from the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. She is a recognized speaker on the national circuit and has served as national and international media spokesperson on a wide range of animal welfare issues, including appearances on CNN’s Out Front with Erin Burnett and NBC’s nationally syndicated Today Show. New Orleans Magazine recognized Ms. Nasser as a “Top Female Achiever” in 2016 for her contributions to the field of animal law.
“I am humbled and thrilled to join WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society’s leadership team,” Nasser said. “I look forward to expanding the reach of WCCLAS’ impact on ensuring that wildcats have the legal protection they need and deserve for their wellbeing in captivity, and their long term survival in the wild.”