Steven Feldman is the Executive Director of the Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI). He envisions a world in which the human-animal bond is universally embraced as an essential element of human wellness. Prior to HABRI, Steve served as senior vice president for external affairs for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. He also worked at Powell Tate, a leading public affairs firm, and as a staff member in the United States Senate. He holds a Bachelors Degree in International Affairs and a Masters Degree in Political Management from the George Washington University.