Michelle is a travel blogger, freelance writer, vegan pastry chef, Elephant Ambassador and animal activist. She is a former travel consultant and impassioned environmentalist, using social media and the written word to expand awareness of animal suffering and climate change and its effects on the world.
Ria is currently working as a software consultant. Although, she works as an IT professional, her passion lies elsewhere. She loves animals, all animals and she is vegan for the animals. Her goal in life is to able to do something for the animals and she is also a wildlife enthusiast and AR advocate. When she watched God's in Shackles, she became aware of the reality, of the grave exploitation of Asian Elephants in Kerala and she knew she had to do something for them. She is glad to be a part of the awesome VFAES team and Sangita has been a great inspiration for her.
Jess Marie Larrain
Jess chose to support VFAES because of the incredible dedication to the cause. Sangita is such a wonderful leader who inspires her to stand for everything she believes in. She is honored to have gained so much experience & now have the connection with VFAES.
Nancy is a retired schoolteacher and Cued Speech Transliterator for the Deaf. She joined VFAES because she knows how critical it is to change the minds of the people regarding the treatment of elephants who are supposed to be revered in India. She wants to help educate people, especially the younger generation whose job it will be to ensure the survival of these elephants and change the way they are cared for.
Coleen is a graphic designer and photographer who is passionate about animal rights and saving the environment. She got involved with VFAES because she wanted to help to better the lives of asian elephants. She hopes to use her documentary photography skills to document the lives of asian elephants in India and Sri Lanka one day. She is vegan and supports many animal rights groups.