Arielle Giddens

Arielle Giddens

Manager of Professional Development Programs, Institute for Human-Animal Connection

What I do

Arielle Giddens loves people and animals and has made a career combining the two. Arielle earned her MSW and Animal-Assisted Social Work Certificate from the University of Denver. As a student, Arielle began studying the relationship between communities and animals while on a social work course in Kenya. She is passionate about this area and, after graduation, worked for three years at a local animal shelter in Colorado, experiencing first-hand the impact that animal welfare can have on community members and how communities treat and value companion animals. Arielle is currently working for the Institute for Human-Animal Connection as the Manager of Professional Development Programs.