lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for more than 20 years, and is also the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization. After spending four years as national campaign coordinator for In Defense of Animals, lauren was asked by Viva!UK to start and run Viva!USA in 1999. In cooperation with activists across the country, she worked and achieved corporate changes within Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, and Pier 1 Imports, among others. She served as campaign director with the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition for six years. Listen, and also please watch lauren’s TEDx talk, The Power of Our Food Choices.