Sam Nelson

Samantha Nelson

Senior Specialist, Shelter Outreach & Policy Engagement, The Humane Society of the United States

Samantha Nelson works on companion animal public policy at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), assisting efforts to prevent pet homelessness and strengthen communities through state and local legislation across the country. Prior to joining The HSUS, Samantha earned a degree in economics and political science from the University of Pittsburgh, where her interest in animal welfare began. In her spare time, she volunteers for a local animal rescue and has fostered over 50 dogs and cats with the help of her rescue dog, Charlie.