Akisha Townsend Eaton
Akisha Townsend Eaton is a Legislative Attorney for Best Friends Animal Society, where she focuses on advancing lifesaving laws and policies for cats and dogs at the local and state levels. Akisha has more than a decade of experience as a legislative attorney advocating for animal welfare issues, beginning as an Animal Welfare Fellow in the United States Senate. Prior to joining Best Friends, she worked as Assistant Legislative Counsel at the Humane Society of the United States, where she focused on companion animal legislation. Akisha is a member of the American Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee, where she has also served in vice-chair positions. She has lectured on animal law topics and legislative drafting at numerous universities and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.