About Us

The Vegan America Project was initiated by Martin Rowe, co-founder of Lantern Books, a publisher of books on vegetarianism, environmentalism, animal advocacy, religion, and social justice, and a senior fellow at Brighter Green. Martin is the author of a number of books, including The Polar Bear in the Zoo: A Speculation and The Elephants in the Room: An Excavation. He has a MA from Oxford University in English Language and Literature and an MA in Religious Studies from New York University.

Collaborating with Martin Rowe are:

Mia MacDonald: Mia is the executive director and founder of Brighter Green. She is a New York–based public policy analyst and writer who has worked as a consultant to a range of international non-governmental organizations–including the Ford Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, the Green Belt Movement, the Sierra Club, and Save the Children, and several United Nations agencies, among others—on issues of environment, sustainable development, women’s rights and gender equality, reproductive health and population, and conservation and animal protection. She has a BA from Columbia University in English Literature and Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Emily Lavieri-Scull: Emily is Publishing Associate at Lantern Books and an associate with Brighter Green. She graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Psychology. She has a passion for environmental issues and animal rights and the intersection between the two, which is why she is interested in the Vegan America Project.

Sierra Severson: Sierra is studying for her Masters of Science in Global Affairs at New York University. She is particularly interested in issues of water and food security.

Thomas Sheridan: Thomas graduated from New York University with a BA in Environmental Studies and Urban Design & Architecture. He is interested in integrating environmental, economic, and social sustainability into an urban environment.

Xiao Huang: Xiao is studying for her BA in Environmental Studies and Economics from New York University.

The Project is made possible by funding from VegFund.