Karen S. Emmerman has a PhD in Philosophy and is a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington. Karen's area of study is ecofeminist animal ethics.
Her primary focus is on human/animal conflicts of interest and she has written on the ethics of captivity in sanctuaries in her paper "Sanctuary, Not Remedy: The Problem of Captivity and the Need for Moral Repair."
She's had a relationship with Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest since 2011.
In addition to writing and teaching
college students, Karen is the
Philosopher-in-Residence at a public Seattle elementary school.