Laura Beck is a founding editor of the award-winning vegan lifestyle blog, Vegansaurus!, the community manager for the world's largest (and greatest!) vegetarian recipe website, VegWeb.com (www.vegweb.com), a columnist for VegNews Magazine. She can be found contributing colorful commentary and real talk to many online newspapers, journals, and blogs, including SFist, The Bold Italic and Huffington Post. She currently lives in Oakland with her cartoonist boyfriend and their adorably adorable pit bull, Hazel. Hazel was adopted through Rocket Dog Rescue, the shelter animal rescue and advocacy group where Laura serves as vice president. Laura is currently looking for wealthy people to subsidize her trips around the world in exchange for hive fives and witty repartee.