David van Beveren is Founder and Executive Director of Vegan Hacktivists. In 2019, he created the organization to address gaps in technology & data for the animal protection movement. Since founding, VH has supported over 200 organizations with its services. Prior to Vegan Hacktivists, David ran a software company for K-12 and higher education institutions across the U.S. David is passionate about technology and capacity building. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching anime, and playing handpan.
James Morgan is Executive Director at Vegan Hacktivists. He has also served as Director of Operations where he was responsible for implementing operational improvements, whilst supporting start-up animal protection organizations by providing advice, assessing grant requests, and leading the website development team. He has over a decade of experience in product management and business process improvement at several FTSE 100 tech companies in the UK. James has been vegan since 2014 and enjoys bouldering and world cinema. James is passionate about enabling the most effective grassroots organizations to grow quickly and sustainably via no-cost solutions.
Malina Tran uniquely bridges her public sector experience and software engineering skills. As Director of Communications at Vegan Hacktivists, Malina develops the organization’s brand and voice through marketing, social media, and content creation. Her career has spanned government, nonprofits, and consultancies in Los Angeles and New York City, where she has worked in fundraising, project management, and strategic planning and partnerships. A believer in civic engagement, she has developed apps to make government services effective and healthy foods accessible for all.
Kate Rodman is a multi-dimensional, award-winning designer and illustrator. After graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design, she joined an ad agency in Maryland where she gained eight years of industry experience designing for small businesses, tech companies, government programs, and nonprofits. In 2017, she founded her own freelance shop which offers services in brand development, illustration, print, web, and social media campaign design. As Director of Design at Vegan Hacktivists, Kate has helped organizations with rebrands, contributed to the UI/UX and graphic design of flagship projects, and led a complete refresh of the organization’s brand itself. Since joining in May 2021, she has been at the heart of transforming the way VH looks at design.
Jess is an impact-driven nonprofit generalist, passionate about farmed animal advocacy and effective strategy. With a decade of experience that spans operations, fundraising, event management, membership cultivation, and strategic planning, they bring a holistic approach to their work in the animal protection movement. As Community Director at Vegan Hacktivists, they support the growth of Playground, our community of passionate vegan volunteers. Jess is originally from the US, and enjoys finding the best vegan food around the globe, working out, and organizing their life in spreadsheets.
Joaquín Triñanes is a software engineer at Vegan Hacktivists. He currently works at a sustainability company, empowering organizations and institutions to track and reduce the impact they have on the environment via data visualization tools. As a Team Lead at VH, he built and oversaw the development of the organization’s new website. Now, as Senior Developer on the core team, he dedicates his time to building and launching flagship projects. In his free time, he is juggling getting a PhD, working out, and enforcing stricter type safety in whatever project he's got his hands on.
Vikram Singh is a product specialist, with a focus on UX and user research. He combines these skills as a Product Manager at Vegan Hacktivists to ensure that products and services created by the team are useful, usable, and impactful. He has been vegan for four years, and is passionate about using all of his skills to further veganism and animal rights. He has been strengthening his skills in this field for 12 years, and has a previous career as a communications specialist. In his day job, Vikram works as Head of Design at Lightful, managing a team of four at an organization that creates products and services for nonprofits.
Tobias Frohme is a Team Lead at Vegan Hacktivists, where he and his team are responsible for the organization’s website, veganhacktivists.org. Tobias works as a software developer, and has years of experience as a system integrator and manager of e-sport communities. In these roles, he has planned and implemented a variety of business applications, including project management systems, analysis platforms, and webshops. In his free time, you can find him active in various German vegan communities and struggling with 3D modeling.
Jérémy Touati is a senior backend web developer with 15 years of work experience. After going vegan in 2020, he joined Vegan Hacktivists in early 2021 as a developer and shortly became a Team Lead thereafter. His team mainly contributes to the development and maintenance of Activist Hub, a social network and outreach dashboard for activists. Prior to VH, he led the software development team of a growing telecom services company based in France, his home country. Jérémy enjoys reading, gaming, meditating, and spending hours in online arguments speaking up for the animals. He wishes to dedicate the rest of his life to helping the movement.
Nick van Verlaten is a Team Lead at Vegan Hacktivists where he founded and oversees Animal Rights Advocates, a Discord server and community consisting of over 22,000 members. The purpose of ARA is to empower vegan youth to become effective advocates for animals, while also supporting those interested in transitioning to a plant-based diet. Nick was raised in The Netherlands and Brazil, speaks four languages, and currently studies medicine in Argentina.