Martin has been engaged with the animal advocacy movement for thirty years. A graduate of Oxford and New York universities, in 1994, he co-founded Satya: A Magazine of Vegetarianism, Environmentalism, Animal Advocacy and Social Justice. For five years, he worked at Continuum Publishing Company, the publishers of The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J. Adams and An Unnatural Order by Jim Mason, among many other animal advocacy titles. In 1999 he co-founded Lantern Books (1999), and subsequently the non-profit Lantern Publishing & Media (2020), where he published scores of books on veganism and animal advocacy. He is the author of The Polar Bear in the Zoo: A Reflection, The Elephants in the Room: An Excavation, and The Animals Are Leaving Us (with photos by Jo-Anne McArthur), among several other works. In addition to his work at CAF, he has ghostwritten over twelve titles, and is currently also engaged in the Vegan America Project for Brighter Green. Before becoming Executive Director, Martin was the co-vice president of the CAF board for five years. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Laura Alvear Roa
Laura is an independent researcher working on the intersection of contemporary literature, visual arts, and ecocriticism. She received her M.A. in Animal Studies from New York University and completed her undergraduate studies in Literature and Philosophy at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá. Laura began her animal advocacy career as a member of La Quinta Pata, a grassroots organization in Colombia that raises awareness about animal exploitation through artistic zines.