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patricia welty

Patricia is the founder and director of A Vegan Life.  She earned her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law. She has a Master's Degree in Counseling from Trinity University.  Patricia is a member of the Florida Bar and works with the Animal Law Section’s Wildlife Committee.  In 2016 she thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail to raise money and awareness of the elephant poaching crisis.  

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Joan has a law degree from the University of Baltimore and her master's degree in law from American University. She is the former chair of the Animal Law Committee of the Maryland Bar Association and has published articles on laws affecting animals.

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Beth Levine

Beth Levine is vegan and an animal rights activist.  She is also a psychotherapist.  She uses art and writing to bring the issues of veganism, animal rights and the intersectionality of oppression into the fore.  She has submitted papers and abstracts to social work and psychotherapy journals linking veganism with compassion and social justice.  She is committed to making the world a better place for all animals.

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Cat grew up in San Diego, CA.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Cat began volunteering in animal protection in 2013 when she learned about the cruelties inflicted on farmed animals.  She currently resides in Seattle.  In her free time she enjoys composing music and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her dog.  

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Margaret has a B.S. in social work from Florida Atlantic University.  She is active in animal issues in southeast Florida.