Who We Are

Jen Adkins, national embed program specialist

Jen AdkinsJennifer Adkins began her career in animal welfare working as an animal care attendant at the Idaho Humane Society (IHS) in 2013. Jen wore many hats during her years at IHS, from veterinary assistant to  community cat program coordinator. These experiences gave her a unique perspective that she brought to Best Friends Animal Society, where she currently works as a national embed program specialist. Jen’s advocacy for cats is coupled with a strong respect for, and a drive to strengthen, the human-animal bond in shelters and communities across the country. She loves that her position connects her with shelter staff to provide customized and impactful training in lifesaving programming that improves not only the animals’ lives, but the lives of shelter staff and their community members.