Senior Director of Campaigns & Outreach
Laura joined Animal Outlook (formerly Compassion Over Killing) in 2017, working to increase the availability of vegan options nationwide and bring about positive changes for animals in the meat, dairy, and egg industries. She has overseen major campaign victories like Subway's new vegan meatball sub and Nestlé ditching its ice cream business & churning out vegan Nesquik.
A vegan and activist since 2008, Laura has previously led successful campaigns for PETA and the Sierra Club. She published her debut novel, Dellie's Run, in 2019, and has also written for publications like One Green Planet and The Dodo. She is the founder of Plight of the Hermies, a program fighting the wild hermit crab souvenir trade. Laura has a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from the Johns Hopkins University and lives in Virginia with her pitbull mix, cichlids, and potbellied pig.
Laura spends her free time advocating for sea life through her mermaid persona, the Vegan Mermaid Warrior on Instagram, where you'll find her at demonstrations and even swimming in mermaid gear, including as a Betta fish and a lobster.
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