Whitney's Bio

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Full name: Whitney Lauritsen
Residence: Los Angeles
Home state: Massachusetts
Education: Major in film production and minor in psychology at Emerson College. Student of the Rouxbe Plant-Based Cooking School.
Vegan since: September 2003 (vegetarian since May 30, 2003)
Eco-Vegan Gal started: October 2008

Biography last updated: August 2018

Whitney Lauritsen is a vegan content creator, online business specialist and healthy living crusader. Through the Eco-Vegan Gal brand, she makes videos and social media posts that demonstrate how to develop a lifestyle in harmony with the body and the planet. 

Whitney graduated from Emerson College in 2004 with a degree in film production. After several years of working in the industry, she discovered a passion for journalism and launched the Eco-Vegan Gal website in 2008. She combines these skills and enthusiasms to produce video content on wellness and sustainability, which has resulted in a successful channel on YouTube, acceptance into an elite Ford Motors program called The Fiesta Movement and cover of Laika Magazine. In 2014 she received the Ed Begly Jr. Environmental Activist Award. Whitney has also been tagged in social media circles as a rising star: Mashable named her one of the Top 75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter, and she was included in NBC New York’s list of Top 10 Eco Hotties on Twitter

She has contributed to various health and green outlets. Her articles have been published in VegNews, Organic Authority, Women’s Conference and Healthy Bitch Daily. She hosted Ecorazzi’s Good Gossip YouTube series and she has appeared on shows such as Huffington Post Live. Additionally, her film background led her to assist the filmmakers behind acclaimed documentaries Forks Over Knives, FUEL and The Big Fix, and you can find her photography, videography and post-production projects on sites like Sunwarrior Protein and Elephant Journal.

Passionate about business and marketing, Whitney has helped countless entrepreneurs create strategies for social media, YouTube and brand building. Her Creative Wellth events and training programs help wellness influencers and small business owners develop monetization strategies. In 2018 she co-founded a venture called Wellevatr with vegan influencer Jason Wrobel to support healthy living entrepreneurs create impactful digital content and profitable business strategies.

Originally from Massachusetts, Whitney lives in Los Angeles with her eco-vegan dog Evie.

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