Jo Stepaniak, MSEd, is an author, educator, and
counselor who has been involved with vegetarian- and
vegan-related issues for over three decades. She holds
a master of science degree in education and undergraduate
degrees in sociology and anthropology. Jo is the
author of The Vegan Sourcebook,
the definitive resource for compassionate vegan living,
and Being Vegan, a
question-and-answer guide to the essentials of vegan
philosophy and ethics, with practical, down-to-earth
advice on how to incorporate these principles into everyday
life. Jo is also the author of eight vegan cookbooks
and has been a contributing author to many other books,
pamphlets, national publications, and magazines.
Jo has provided private counseling and writing
services since 1987. Previous to that she worked with
various mental health, social service, and social justice
organizations as a teacher, counselor, public speaker,
and caseworker with a variety of age groups and special
needs populations. She is trained and experienced in
client-centered counseling, group dynamics, conflict
resolution, and mediation, and is a community mediator
and coach for the Pittsburgh Mediation Center in Pennsylvania.
Jo has been a frequent guest presenter, lecturer,
and workshop leader throughout North America. Her award-winning
online column Ask Jo!
appears on her website Grassroots
Veganism and also is published monthly in the
national vegetarian newspaper VegNews.
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