How did you get interested in advocating for animals?
I was raised vegetarian for ethical reasons and remain interested in animal advocacy to this day.
What makes you optimistic about the animal advocacy movement?
Animal advocacy is continuously evolving for the better. There are a lot of very bright people developing and adopting innovative, evidence-based methods for conducting advocacy.
Imagine you’re talking to somebody who isn’t vegetarian and is — um, a little afraid of you. How would you convince them to come to the festival?
We have a large and diverse crowd at Twin Cities Veg Fest. It’s free and open to all. You don’t have to commit to anything by attending. Just drop by for 15 minutes or hang around for several hours and check out whatever you please.
What hobbies do you enjoy (besides devouring tasty vegan food)?
Movies, traveling, and most of all learning and experiencing new things.
What’s your favorite vegetable?
Just about anything other than zucchini is fine by me, and even then, I find zucchini bread and tempura pretty good. So I suppose any vegetable cooked properly is a favorite.