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Alumna Embarking on Six-Month Adventure

Katya Kobrina
Katya Kobrina '12 is exploring vegan travel for the next six months.

June 18, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University alumna Katya Kobrina ’12 has embarked on a six-month, 20-country travel adventure from London to Cape Town, South Africa, to spread a positive message about veganism.

Traveling in a Toyota Land Cruiser nicknamed “Troopy”, Kobrina and her companion intend to explore the opportunities and limitations of vegan travel. In addition to sharing information about veganism, they hope to learn about the practice in other parts of the world. Kobrina is documenting the journey through blog posts, photos and videos.

Born in the USSR, Kobrina moved to Prague, Czech Republic, as a girl. She came to the U.S. in 2008 to enroll at Illinois Wesleyan, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in art. Kobrina worked at an art gallery in Chicago for a year before moving to London. Her paintings and short videos can be viewed on her site: katyakobrina.com.

Contact: Kim Hill, (309) 556-3960