Patti Breitman is director of the Marin Vegetarian Education Group and a co-founder of Dharma Voices for Animals. She is on the advisory council of the Animals & Society Institute, an effective not for profit organization that brings science and knowledge together with ethics and compassion. She has been a vegan since 1986 and has been teaching cooking classes for 15 years.
When she is not writing letters on behalf of animals and the environment, Patti volunteers at the St. Vincent DePaul Society working with people in need. Patti also likes to sing in a community chorus, grow food in a community garden and hike in the hills of Marin County where she lives with her husband Stan Rosenfeld. With Connie Hatch, she is the co-author of How To Say No Without Feeling Guilty and with Carol J. Adams of How To Eat Like a Vegetarian, Even If You Never Want to Be One.