Stella Zhou

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Stella Zhou was an Associate at Brighter Green from the summer of 2009 to 2012. She is a graduate of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) and one of China's youngest animal rights activists. She recently obtained a Master's degree from the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health. While at Harvard, she worked with scholars and professionals to reinvigorate population-level bioethics by incorporating non-human animals and to help Chinese universities update their bioethics programs. Stella first became interested in public health during her studies in international relations at BFSU. Concerned about the relationship between public health and diet, she became a vegetarian (later vegan), set up a campus vegetarian society, and volunteered for various organizations including the Chinese Vegetarian Union, the Boston Vegan Association, and the Beijing-based vegan advocacy and outreach group, "Don't Eat Friends." Stella is interested in tracking the environmental consequences of global meat and dairy consumption, exploring competing interests within the food system, and examining how the public makes choices about food from the perspective of the philosophy of science. Her recent writings discuss China's first animal protection law and the promotion of "green awareness" as a fashion. She is currently working in her home country of China for a company that does due diligence for overseas hedge funds (mainly U.S.-based) interested in investing in Chinese companies.

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