At AiSPI we are grateful for our committed volunteer team, who step up and dedicate their valuable time and talents to make sure that things run smoothly for us.

Meet our amazing volunteers!


IMG_3907 copyDominique de Vries and Jessica Applebaum

Dominique is our chief communications volunteer. She keeps things up to date on our website and social media channels, and is always researching the latest news to share with the world. To learn more about Dominique you can check out an interview we did with her in 2016.

Dominique was recently joined by Jessica Applebaum. Together they form an amazing communications volunteer team!


IMG_5554Ana Giovanetti, Betsy Robertson and Nevene Hammoud

Ana, Betsy and Nevene are part of our growing events team. Here are Ana and Betsy at BC Science World at a Teen Tuesdays event, where they engaged with high school students and teachers about the merits of non-animal alternatives to dissection, and provided demonstrations of some of the cool virtual dissection tools that AiSPI has to offer.

Grants and Fundraising

Bojan Stanojlovic

Bojan recently joined the AiSPI volunteer team to lend his skills at grant writing so that we can build our capacity to do more great work for animals in science.

Resource Development

Gabriella Schauber

Gabriella recently joined the AiSPI volunteer team to lend her skills at co-facilitating workshops and developing AiSPI resources that we can share with teachers, students and parents.


Chelsea Greer

Chelsea is supporting AiSPI with specific campaigns and advertising – specifically, the promo video we are creating this summer, and a public event we’re hosting in August.