Kathrin Herrmann, Ph.D., is a veterinary expert in animal welfare science, ethics, and law. Kathrin is the Animal Protection Commissioner of Berlin, Germany, a role in which she advises the government and citizens of Berlin on various animal protection issues. In addition, she researches and teaches at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT). Kathrin initiated and co-edited the open-access book Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change (Brill Human Animal Studies Series, 2019), which features 51 authors who critically review current animal use in science, present new and innovative non-animal approaches to address urgent scientific questions and offer a roadmap towards an animal-free world of science. Other passions of Kathrin are to raise awareness for the important role veterinarians should play in animal protection and animal law and to advocate for a cruelty-free, vegan, sustainable lifestyle. Connect with Kathrin on twitter or linkedin.