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