Kashyap Choksi, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer


Dr. Kashyap Choksi is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at American Humane, where he oversees the organization’s Humane Certification programs, rescue efforts, and Pups4Patriots service dog program. Dr. Kashyap Choksi joined American Humane in 2023, bringing with him a strong background in establishing strategic partnerships, fundraising, and public policy.

Prior to joining American Humane, Choksi was the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, where he successfully leveraged congressionally mandated matching dollars in research funding. Previously as the Assistant Dean for Development at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, he focused on alumni engagement, donor relations, and individual, corporate, and planned giving for the college. In addition to this, Choksi worked as the Managing Director for Conservation International Singapore and in various other roles in non-profit development and management including as Vice President at National 4-H Council and Director of International Advancement at Harvard University.

Dr. Kashyap Choksi received a doctorate in public administration and policy from Virginia Tech. He also earned a master’s degree in international affairs and a Master of Public Administration from Ohio University. He received his law and economics degrees from the University of Madras, India.