Whitney's Bio

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Full name: Whitney Lauritsen
Residence: Los Angeles
Home state: Massachusetts
Education: Major in film production and minor in psychology at Emerson College. Student of the Rouxbe Plant-Based Cooking School.
Vegan since: September 2003 (vegetarian since May 30, 2003)
Eco-Vegan Gal started: October 2008

Biography last updated: May 2020

Whitney Lauritsen is a well-being coach, podcast host, and success strategist. She founded Eco-Vegan Gal in 2008 to share lifestyle practices and product recommendations that improve the quality of body, mind, and planet. Her books include best-seller The Vegan Ketogenic Diet Cookbook and Healthy Organic Vegan on a Budget.

As an advocate for high-performance living and mental health, Whitney’s launched Wellevatr and the show This Might Get Uncomfortable. The podcast episodes and online training programs help people elevate their well-being to feel more joyful, vibrant, connected, and fulfilled.

Passionate about business, Whitney advises creative entrepreneurs with digital marketing strategies that amplify their passions. She regularly coaches, consults, and presents on social media trends, influencerpartnerships, and content monetization. A six-year stint teaching workshops at the Apple Store advanced her tech knowledge and experience. She has participated in business programs lead by Google, Facebook, and Scripps Network. Recognized by her colleagues as a connector, Whitney has run numerous wellness industry events at YouTube Space and the Natural Products Expo.

Media appearances include Stossel, HuffPost Live, and The Ultimate Health Podcast. Whitney has contributed to Forks Over Knives, VegNews Magazine, Simple Habit, New Hope Network, iHerb, and Organic Authority. She has spoken at many conferences, summits, and festivals, such as Bonnaroo, Fitness Magazine, VidCon, Podcast Movement, and BlogHer Food. In 2014, she received the Ed Begley Jr. Environmental Activist Award.

Whitney minored in psychology while studying film production at Emerson College. She also took classes at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Boston College. Her short films were broadcast on HBO and part of Steven Spielberg’s reality competition “On the Lot”. Before pivoting her career to content creation, she worked as a mentor at the Cannes Film Festival, managed an acclaimed production office, and assisted Rob Reiner’s family.

Whitney has also been tagged in social media circles as a rising star: Mashable named her one of the Top 75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter, and she was included in NBC New York’s list of Top 10 Eco Hotties on Twitter

She has contributed to various health and green outlets. Her articles have been published in VegNews, Organic Authority, Women’s Conference and Healthy Bitch Daily. She hosted Ecorazzi’s Good Gossip YouTube series and she has appeared on shows such as Huffington Post Live. Additionally, her film background led her to assist the filmmakers behind acclaimed documentaries Forks Over Knives, FUEL and The Big Fix, and you can find her photography, videography and post-production projects on sites like Sunwarrior Protein and Elephant Journal.

A resident of Los Angeles, Whitney spends her free time mastering coffee techniques and going on adventures with her Jack Russell Terrier Evie. In another life, she’d be a backup dancer for Beyoncé or Ariana Grande

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