A vegan for 16 years, I am the Founder and Executive Director of Chilis on Wheels, which provides vegan food to people in need of a warm meal. We have free stores where we provide personal care necessities that are not tested on animals at no cost. We also have a Vegan Education Program where we educate the public on veganism, and a Youth Engagement Program where we encourage youth to participate in their communities.
I also lead talks on veganism and hunger, food justice, low income vegan living, and community building.
I am traveling around the country with TheVTeamTour, a project of van living, highlighting homelessness, building chapters of Chilis on Wheels, fostering community around free vegan food, and inspiring folks to live more connected committed lives.
I organized a monthly Vegan Latinos of NYC Meetup to unite our fellow Vegan Latinos and raise money for vegan or animal protection organizations in Latin America.
By profession I am a freelance translator and writer, and unschooling mother to my vegan son, Ollie.
I have a blog: www.granolatron.com where I write about parenting, food, and activism.
I am currently exploring what it takes to make a difference in the world, by interviewing and curating the voices of people that are transforming their lives to be of service to their community.
I support a holistic view of changing the world, and support various ways that we can BE the difference in our world and in our local communities. Currently putting myself in the care and trust of strangers, Road Angels as we go on our giving journey with TheVTeamTour.