What is Kimmela?
The Kimmela Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to apply knowledge. Research, science, scholarship, and education to animal advocacy.
What does Kimmela do?
Empowers animal advocacy by connecting it with science and scholarship.
Promotes the inclusion of animal advocacy in mainstream academic and cultural circles.
Cultivates a new generation of scholar-advocates for animals.
What are scholar-advocates?
Scholar-advocacy is a new professional model for animal advocacy based on applying scholarship to animal advocacy efforts.
What does the word “Kimmela” mean?
Kimmela is an indigenous word for butterfly, the most widely recognized symbol of transformation in nature. We chose it to demonstrate our commitment to transforming the relationship between human and nonhuman animals.