Cristina Stella is a senior staff attorney at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. She is a co-author of the investigative report, America’s Secret Animal Drug Problem: How Lack of Transparency is Endangering Human Health and Animal Welfare, and has appeared on CBS News and in the documentary film What the Health? Her work has been covered in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Mother Jones, and Politico, and she has been quoted in The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, VICE News, and Glamour magazine.
Cristina graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center in 2011 and earned her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Villanova University in 2007. Before joining the Animal Legal Defense Fund Cristina spent five years as an attorney with the Center for Food Safety in San Francisco.