Accidental Advocates in Phuketa short documentary about the advocates at Soi Dog Foundation, follows the lives of three Soi Dog Community Outreach Team Members in Phuket.

Join me through SJSU's Study Abroad program in Australia in January 2023. You don't have to be a student--you can join me through SJSU's Open University Program. We will explore conservation issues surrounding the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, and the native people who call that region home. You can take the class through Continuing Education, even if you are not an SJSU student. Register now as the class is filling up fast!

We will:

  • Visit a biodynamic dairy farm, wind farm, and cattle station in the Australian Outback

  • Contribute to ongoing conservation efforts in the Daintree Rainforest

  • Learn traditional methods for environmental resource management from Aboriginal communities

  • Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef

  • Bush camp in mangrove wetlands 

Spend your money where you know you can make a difference, Travel, eat, and purchase from companies you know have some kind of global consciousness. Read, watch and listen to people who are already involved, somehow, in this global pandemic of the massive habitat destruction where our animals need to live.

If I can help you by photographing or writing about it in a way that furthers your own animal conservation story, let's collaborate and figure out a way to spread the word.

We all know that animals hold the key to the survival of the planet. In a time of increasing divisiveness, separation, and polarization, animal advocates can help highlight the issues of conflict in order to serve the bigger picture needed to begin addressing climate change, habitat loss, and deforestation, not only to save animals but also to save humans.

To save nature.

To save our environment.


We need to realize, as a community, as a nation, as a world, the connectedness between animals and humans by nurturing connections not only to animals but to their environment--no, our environment. But how does a person begin to think about advocating for others? How do we start to see the relationship all living creatures have? How do we create communities that foster and encourage sustainability for future generations to thrive? How do we come to help others realize the symbiosis of the entire natural world?


I am an Accidental Advocate, and I want to make a difference.

Won't you join me?

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