Samantha Derrick

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CAF awarded Samantha Derrick a grant to help her complete her film project, Paving Plant-Based Pathways: Empowering the Next Generation of Plant-Based Food System Leaders in Latin America. Although the animal rights and vegan movements are rapidly growing in Mexico and Latin America, there is little collaboration between individuals or organizations, so Samantha hopes to bring this community together through this film as well as showcasing the emergence of a vibrant animal advocacy and vegan movement throughout the region. Samantha is the founder and executive director of Plant Futures Initiative, and received her a Master’s degree in Public Health from University of California Berkeley, where she focused on plant-based nutrition and food systems. Samantha lives in Mexico City, Mexico.