Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Iris Ho is the Wildlife Program Manager at Humane Society International, global affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, the largest animal protection organization in the United States. She develops and leads initiatives that strengthen international protection for wildlife.
Iris was involved in investigations of elephant poaching and the illicit wildlife trade in Central Africa and assisted the local government agencies and conservation groups to bring wildlife traffickers to justice.
She coordinates U.S. legislative efforts in cracking down on the trades in shark fins and elephant ivory and other endangered products. She has given briefings in U.S. Congress and testified at state legislatures to garner legislative and political support for stronger wildlife protection laws.
Iris received her bachelor's degree in Taiwan and her master's degree in international relations from George Washington University in Washington D.C.