Patricia is a native of the D.C. area. She has a BS from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree from Trinity University, and a law degree from American University. Patricia was in the Peace Corps in southern Africa in the early 1990s. She has been vegan for 15 years and is committed to highlighting the plight of animals used in food production. Patricia has spoken on the topic of animal law. She strives to further the mission of A Vegan Life through projects, campaigns, and events. Patricia is an avid hiker and completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2016. She used the experience to raise funds for elephant conservation and to showcase a vegan diet and lifestyle. She enjoys learning the benefits of plant-based nutrition.