Danielle Bays is a frequent speaker, award-winning author and wiz at cat trivia. As the senior analyst for cat protection and policy at the Humane Society of the United States, Danielle works with animal shelters, cat advocates, policymakers, and other stakeholders to strengthen and elevate community cat programs nationwide. She spent five years building a comprehensive and strategic community cat program in Washington DC after finding her new backyard inhabited by a family of cats. Danielle focuses on data-driven solutions to real life challenges. Passionate about both feline wellbeing and community engagement, she convinced her friends and neighbors to help her build a large catio for her 5 cats.