Zoé started as a research volunteer in May 2023, and is now working as a research associate. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Geneva, and a Master’s degree in Animal Studies from New York University.
During her studies, she created a documentary on urban rats in New York City. She also wrote and illustrated a children’s book about urban rat welfare.
Zoé has loved animals from a very young age. During her undergraduate studies, she realized that animals in politics were often overlooked, and decided to make a change through her work with Sentience.
In her spare time, Zoé enjoys running, boxing, cooking, writing and documentary filmmaking. Last but not least, Zoé is the guardian of two wonderful cats: Zola & Looney.
Articles by Zoé Newton
Interspecies diplomacy: ever a possibility? Decoding
Despite the current Swiss political scene, the environmental emergency continues, and its impact on all beings is evermore pressing. And so, we must start now to think about what engaging diplomatically with non-human animals will look like.