About Jennifer

Jennifer Skiff is an award-winning journalist, author, and animal advocate. Her best-selling inspirational books, The Divinity of Dogs and God Stories, are published in seven languages. Her latest book, Rescuing Ladybugs, has received three 1st place literary prizes including a Gold Nautilus.

For more than a decade Jennifer traveled the world working as an investigative environmental correspondent for CNN. Her independently-produced programs about animals have aired on The Discovery Channel and other networks globally. Among other honors, she’s received the prized Environmental Media Award.

Passionate about animals and their welfare, Jennifer works with charities throughout the world to bring relief to abused and exploited animals.  She led the successful campaign to build the first bear sanctuary in Laos and initiated and supervised the release of twelve chained monkeys into their natural habitat in Indonesia. She is a trustee of the Dogs’ Refuge Home in Australia and an advisor to Animal Aid USA and the Institute for Humane Education. Most recently, in 2019, Jennifer was appointed Director of International Programs for The Center for a Humane Economy (CHE) & Animal Wellness Action (AWA) in Washington. She specializes in public policy, treaty enforcement, and corporate reform initiatives to benefit animals and people globally.

Inspired to improve all life on earth, Jennifer coined the phrase “The Compassion Movement,” defined in Rescuing Ladybugs as “the collective quest to alleviate suffering for all forms of life.”