Research Associate, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver
Sloane Hawes, MSW is a Research Associate at the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. She manages a social science research agenda examining the human community factors that inform companion animal welfare, with a particular interest in how animal welfare challenges intersect with human social and environmental justice issues. She earned her MSW and Animal-Assisted Social Work certificate from the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work. In her studies at GSSW, she completed a concentration in Sustainable Development and Global Practice and explored concepts of One Health, cultural competence, and an ecosystems approach to community-based social work practice. She completed her undergraduate coursework at University of San Diego, receiving a BA in Ethnic Studies and Psychology.