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Hawaii State Director

Inga Gibson

  • Inga Gibson is The HSUS's Hawaii state director. Pete Marovich/For The HSUS

The HSUS's Hawaii state director, Inga Gibson, has been in the animal protection field for more than 15 years.

Gibson joined The HSUS 7 years ago, overseeing animal protection initiatives in Washington state, Oregon, and Idaho, before opening The HSUS's Honolulu office in 2009. Her experience ranges from humane investigations and shelter management to coordinating humane education and policy reform campaigns.

As the Hawaii Director of The HSUS, Gibson builds coalitions and partnerships to better protect animals, works to strengthen animal welfare laws and policies, assists with providing direct care to animals in crisis, and engages like-minded citizens to promote the protection of all animals.

 Meet Inga Gibson and watch her at work

Gibson's recent efforts include working to enact Hawaii's landmark law prohibiting the sale or possession of shark fins, strengthening Hawaii's anti-dogfighting law (previously the weakest in the nation), and coordinating the ongoing rescue and rehoming of hundreds of the Big Island's wild donkeys.

She received her bachelor's degree in psychology/zoology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a master's degree in public policy and administration from California State University at Long Beach.

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