Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila (Ph.D., MPP/MEM) is a Lecturer and Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a co-founder and board member of PANWorks, an ethics think tank dedicated to the wellbeing of animals, and on the Science Advisory Board of Project Coyote. He is interested in the integration and application of nature ethics to interspecies coexistence, especially with controversial species such as gray wolves, outdoor cats, and feral horses. His quantitative research focuses on evaluating how policies and interventions to prevent conflicts impact the wellbeing of animals, with a focus on US wolf populations. Fran has a Doctorate in Environment & Resources and a Master of Public Policy and Environmental Management (MPP/MEM).