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Carmen M. Cusack holds a BA and a JD from Florida International University (FIU). At FIU College of Law, she served as the President of the Animal Law Association. She is a PhD candidate in Criminal Justice specializing in Behavioral Science at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and is the incoming President of Omega Tau chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma. Among other courses, she taught Animals in the Criminal Justice System at NSU, and has published on criminal law, criminal justice, and animal and environmental issues. Her interests and presentations include the topics of ecofeminism, ecofeminist shock art, and animal rights performance art. She clerked for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and has been interviewed by numerous media outlets on a variety of animal mistreatment issues.