About One Vegan to Another
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One Vegan to Another supports women in healthful journeys during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. We strive to share information and distill scientific research to help you thrive.
Whether you are a long time vegan, interested in reducing your consumption of animal-based products, or simply curious about overall wellness – you’ve come to the right place. No judgment here, just support and resources to inform, empower, and inspire you.
I’m Anya, a longtime vegan, obsessive organizer, and avid adventurer. I am certified in Plant-Based Nutrition, from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. I also hold certificates in Science of Exercise from CU Boulder and in Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pregnancy. My passion is in helping others have a sustainable and thriving lifestyle in all aspects from nutrition, to movement, to mental wellness.
Most of my professional life was spent working as a mechanical engineer in industries including renewable energy, public transit, and consumer electronics. One of those jobs took me to Seattle, where I knew exactly 1 person at the time of my move. Being far from my family and friends gave me the time and space to study for my Professional Engineer exam, train for my first marathon, and try out veganism.
My inclination to eliminate the use and consumption of animal products was deeply seeded for a long time. I first became a vegetarian in high school and kept with it on and off for a few years.
The pivotal moment came in 2012, when I watched Earthlings, a film highlighting our use of animals. The next day was Thanksgiving and I can still remember saying “I can’t eat that” to nearly every dish. I was overcome with empathy towards animals but had not yet figured out exactly what I needed to do. I gave myself a little over a month and decided to try out plant-based eating for a week, starting on January 1st, after the New Year’s festivities.
In that first week, I noticed that my morning runs got easier, I enjoyed trying new foods, and most importantly – I didn’t feel conflicted about my convictions and what was on my plate.
Several books later, I was equipped with the information, recipes, and language I needed. Today, I continue to learn about nutrition and cooking, I participate in my local vegan community, and help others along the way.
I live in a small mountain town outside of Boulder, Colorado with my husband, daughter, and rescue pup. My favorite activity is hiking around nearby trails with the whole family. I also love to read, cook, and make silver jewelry. My favorite season is winter (I was born in Siberia)!
I am grateful you are here and am surprised you made it this far in reading about me. Thank you!
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