Amy Quichiz is a writer and founder of Veggie Mijas, a nonprofit organization that fights for folks of color and food disparity. Her recognition has appeared in numerous of platforms including The New York Times, Vogue India, VegNews, and BUST. Her writing has been published in Bold Latina, Bustle and recently in SELF Magazine, titled “10 Vegans of Color on What Being Vegan Means to Them”. Currently the Organizing Coordinator at PPFA, she previously attended Syracuse University for her bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology and is now getting her Masters Degree at the American University in the Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights Program. Amy currently lives in Washington DC, with her life-long partner and her dog, Princess.
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