Dr. Faraz Harsini is a dedicated vegan educator and biomedical scientist. As the founder and CEO of Allied Scholars for Animal Protection (ASAP), he is leading the effort to build a comprehensive and sustainable infrastructure for animal advocacy in universities.
With a BSc in chemical engineering, a focus on environmental research, biofuel production, and nanobiotechnology, and a PhD in Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, Dr. Harsini brings a wealth of scientific knowledge to his advocacy efforts. Despite a postdoctoral offer from MIT, he chose to work in biopharmaceutical companies, where he led drug development and discovery for various diseases.
His dedication to animal advocacy has earned him numerous awards and recognition, including an NIH award and a Student Leadership award for his vegan advocacy at his university.
In addition to collaborating with leading animal protection organizations such as PETA, PCRM, and HSUS, Dr. Harsini shares his experiences as an immigrant, first-generation college student, and member of the LGBT community to educate audiences about the interconnected nature of oppression, including the exploitation of animals. He also speaks abou