About the Authors
Emilia A. Leese, BS Economics (hons), BA French (hons); Juris Doctorate (hons), writes essays on life, travel and veganism for a variety of online publications, including her personal blog www.emisgoodeating.com, and is closely involved in a long-term forest rewilding project in the Scottish Highlands, www.birchfieldhighlands.org. She regularly hosts benefit supper clubs, yoga retreats and speaks to hundreds of people each year during various festivals, including the Vegandale Food Drink Festival at the Why Should I Go Vegan? stand. She translated Eat Like You Care, by Francione & Charlton, into Italian. Emilia is the editor of the quarterly magazine for The Heath & Hampstead Society in London. She also developed life skills and ethics workshops for underserved youth. She has been a corporate finance lawyer for over 20 years. She and her husband Roger, who is also vegan, live in London and the Highlands.
Eva J. Charalambides received a BA in Radio and Television before finding her calling as an advocate and becoming a professional vegan, joining The 5700 Inc. in 2016. As a self-proclaimed master of wit, puns and copywriting, she managed and contributed to Ecorazzi, a vegan online publication, led the multi-city Vegandale Food Drink Festivals, and regularly photographed the companies vegan events, restaurants and retail campaigns. She decided never to put her camera down and today, she can be found insisting companion animals tag along on photoshoots as she discovers the world of photography on her own. Together with her vegan husband, Matt, and their two rescue rabbit companions, Libby & Dorito, she splits her time between Toronto and anywhere she can strap on a pair of snowshoes.