In this episode of JIVINITI Connecting the Dots, host Nivi Jaswal discusses Science and Spirituality, and their connection with Veganism with guests, Dr. Faraz Harsini MSc, PhD and Daraius Dubash MBA, MEM from Allied Scholars for Animal Protection (ASAP). Dr. Faraz Harsini brings over a decade of experience in animal rights and human rights activism, leading animal rights student groups, and mentoring student activists . He has years of academic and industrial background in biomedical and environmental research, alternative proteins, and alternatives to animal testing. Daraius draws upon over a decade of experience in successful business management and shares his organizational, analytical, and animal advocacy skills with ASAP. Dubash currently helps promote social reformer Acharya Prashant’s message of Vedanta around the world.
About JIVINITI: An initiative of The Virsa Foundation Inc., a Boston-based 501c3 nonprofit – JIVINITI is a multidimensional platform facilitating intersectional dialogue, high-impact public health research and collaboration via coalitioning amongst women plant-based and vegan leaders. Our mission includes an emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusivity and representation in research, creative outreach and communications solutions powered by a whole food plant-based, planet-friendly approach to address nutritional insecurity, burden of disease, and structural disparities globally. Part of how we do this is through a monthly podcast called: “Connecting the Dots”.
About the host: Nivi Jaswal MBA, NB-HWC, MVLC, is the founder and President of The Virsa Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit in the Boston area. Corporate burnout and a series of cardio-metabolic diagnoses served as a wakeup call to Nivi and she found healing through a whole food plant-based approach to nutrition and subsequently, embraced a vegan ethic – both personally and professionally. Having transitioned from the world of marketing processed foods, beverages and planet-extractive personal care products, Nivi brings her in-depth expertise in consumer marketing, research and strategy to producing incisive evidence-based consumer advocacy content, speaking and mentoring young individuals in academic settings and coaching persons interested in lifestyle change that is a win-win-win for their health, for the animals and for the planet. An associate producer of the film, They’re Trying To Kill Us, - Nivi is also on the advisory board of Harvard Plant Futures, Cambridge Climate Society and an Executive Fellow at Woxsen University. For more, visit: https://www.thevirsafoundation.org/jiviniti-research