Meet Our Team


Advocate Ever Vimbai Chinoda

- Founder and Executive Director of Speak Out For Animals
- Board Member of the International Anti-Poaching Fund Zimbabwe
- Program Manager/ Works Coordinator- Wildlife Law Advocacy and Lobbying (Jan-Aug 2016)
- Environmental and Wildlife Attorney: Parks and Wildlife Management Authority Harare Zimbabwe (Oct 2015- Dec 2018)
- Public Prosecutor: Ministry of Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Zimbabwe (Sept 2012- Sept 2015)
- Legal Counsel: Parks and Wildlife Management
- Legal Assistant: Karmel Savage, PC – Nov 2017 – October 2018
- Research Assistant Lewis and Clark Law School- Sept 2016- May 2017
- Founder and Director of Zimbabwe Youth Empowerment Group (ZIYEG) March 2010

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR LLM in Animal Law, August 2017
Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe (MSU) Masters in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance, 2015
University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe Postgraduate Executive Certificate in Community Development and Humanitarian and Project Management, 2013
University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe LLB, Bachelor of Laws with Honors, 2010

Linda Masudze

- Legal Officer Speak Out For Animals (June 2018 to date)
- Former Legal Intern Coghlan and Welsh (June 2017- Sept 2017)
- National Prosecution Intern Bulawayo Magistrates Court (June 2015- Sept 2015)
- Legal Intern Mapendere and Partners Legal Practitioners Law Firm- (Dec 2016- Feb 2017)
- Legal Research Intern Parliamentary Research
- Former freelance writer for Daily News
- Legal writers for University of Zimbabwe legal writers club

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree University of Zimbabwe (2018)

Innocent Ferris Rupapa

- Legal Officer Speak Out For Animals (June 2018 to date)
- Legal Intern Nembo Attorneys (Jan – June 2018)
- Legal Intern Makuwaza and Magogo Attorneys ( June– August 2017)
- Legal Attachee National Prosecuting Authority Rottenrow Magistrates Court (June- August 2015)
- Volunteer at Higherlife Foundation (Jan- Dec 2015)
- Legal writer for University of Zimbabwe legal writers club

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree University of Zimbabwe (2018)

Ignatious Kudakwashe Maeresa

- Legal Officer Speak Out For Animals (Sept 2018 to date)

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Bachelor of Laws Degree University of South Africa (2017)
Post Graduate Executive Certificate in Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation (Catholic University of Zimbabwe) 2019