MRC is excited to welcome Kelsey Atkinson (she/they) to our team as our new Program Assistant! Kelsey will be helping out with grant administration and other projects.

Kelsey has a Master in Public Administration from DePaul University and conducted original research on the plight of slaughterhouse workers. She is local to Chicago and has spent the past decade in community organizing circles centered on animal rights, racial justice, environmental justice, and mutual aid efforts. She co-founded Chicago Animal Save and helped to organize slaughterhouse vigils, animal rescues, and numerous events to draw connections between the intersections of human and animal liberation struggles. She was the primary caretaker of the late Helen (pictured) and other rescued farmed animals at their microsanctuary. Kelsey enjoys writing poetry, playing guitar, exploring nature, and cooking vegan food.

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