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March 28, 2022

Kristina Hancock: Chair 2006-2007

Kristina Hancock graduated first in her class at the University of San Diego School of Law after working for thirteen years as a critical care nurse at Cedars Sinai Center and UCSD Medical Center. Hancock is currently Senior Counsel at Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP’s Del Mar, California office, representing nonprofit organizations in matters ranging from tax exemption, unrelated business income tax, and nonprofit corporate tax to general business matters. Hancock has taught Animal Law since 2000 at California Western School of Law, where she is an adjunct professor.

At the law school, she co-chaired the International Animal Law Conference, the first-ever international symposium of its kind. She currently serves as a network attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and is a member of the Board of Directors of SNAP, the San Diego Spay-Neuter Action Project. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of City Ballet of San Diego and was its president for 1995-2000.