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Anna Pippus

DIRECTOR

Anna Pippus is a lawyer and writer passionate about the potential of plant-based foods to heal our world. She lectures on food law issues at conferences, schools, and government committees across the country, and has authored a legal textbook chapter on animal farming in Canada. Anna’s work and writing have been featured in Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Press, CBC, CTV, Global, National Observer, Hill Times, and others. She also maintains a popular Instagram account, Easy Animal-Free, sharing how to prepare family-friendly plant-based meals. Anna lives in Vancouver with her husband and children.

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Pamela Fergusson

HEALTH ADVISOR

Pamela is a registered dietitian with a PhD in nutrition currently in private practice. She has over 15 years of experience working in clinical and public health nutrition, including as a nutrition consultant for UNICEF and the World Food Program. Pamela authors peer-reviewed journal publications, speaks at nutrition conferences internationally, and is currently working on a book chapter about plant-based nutrition. She is a member of the Dietitians of Canada Leadership Team on Sustainable Food Systems, which promotes evidence-based healthy, sustainable food systems. She lives in Nelson, BC, with her husband and four children. You can find Pamela's practical tips on nutrition and easy family meals on her Instagram account @DrPamela.RD.

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Amanda Tracey

Social Media Manager

Amanda is a communications professional with experience in both the non-profit and corporate world. She’s a Newfoundlander, born and raised, who completed her undergraduate degree in public relations in 2016 at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. Since graduating, Amanda has worked in social media management, media relations, copywriting, strategic communications, blogging, video editing, and event planning. Amanda moved coast to coast to continue her professional development, and currently lives in Vancouver. Outside of her full-time job, she’s spent time volunteering with organizations working to help the environment and animals. She has a deep appreciation for plant-based living, and shares her favourite recipes on her food blog, All She Does Is Eat.

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Gabriel Wildgen

Fellow

Gabriel Wildgen is a Fellow at the Plant-based Policy Centre, and a J.D. Candidate at Harvard Law School. He is passionate about transforming our unsustainable and inhumane food system, in particular by replacing industrial animal agriculture with cultured and plant-based protein. He serves as co-president of the Harvard Law School Animal Law Society, sits on the Board of HLS's Food Law Society, and worked with the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic on cultured meat regulatory issues in the US. Prior to law school, Gabriel was a campaign manager with Humane Society International/Canada, where he led and participated in several animal protection campaigns and food policy initiatives pertaining to factory farming. He collaborated with institutions and major food service companies to reduce animal product consumption, including launching Canada’s first plant-based culinary training program for university and hospital cafeteria chefs. Gabriel holds a Combined Honours degree in Journalism and Political Science from Carleton University.

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