Interview with Volunteer Amber Buening

This is the first in a series of interviews with people involved with the upcoming Twin Cities Veg Fest! We’ll be featuring interviews with volunteers, sponors, and vendors each week leading up to the exciting 1st annual TC Veg Fest this Summer.

Today’s interview is with volunteer, Amber Buening. We asked Amber a few questions to help us get to know her a little better and to find out what her role in the Veg Fest is. See her responses below:

CAA: What is your role on the Veg Fest team?
Amber: I’m the Veg Fest Volunteer Coordinator.

CAA: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Amber:I like watching movies, reading, cooking (and trying new vegan recipes), trying new restaurants (especially veg-friendly ones), biking, running, traveling, and exploring new places!

CAA: How did you get involved in planning the Veg Fest?
Amber: Since I recently moved here (Sept. 2010) and recently became vegan (Summer 2011), I wanted to be more involved with CAA in general to meet other vegans/vegetarians and make some new friends with similar ideals! I thought helping to plan such a big event would be a great way to contribute to an amazing organization and meet lots of great people!

CAA: What have you enjoyed the most so far?
Amber: When Dave buys Pizza Luce for our meetings! Haha no, I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know like-minded volunteers, so that has been the best part for me so far 🙂

CAA: What are you most looking forward to at the Veg Fest?
Amber: The Veg Fest is going to be epically awesome! I really can’t wait. I think what I’m most looking forward to is seeing all the different vendors giving free samples to tons of attendees and introducing them to vegan choices that are easy to make.

CAA: Who/what species is you favorite animal?
Amber: Pugs are my favorite companion animals, and zebras are my favorite wild animals.

Thanks Amber for talking with Compassionate Action for Animals! We’ll be back next week with another interview, but until then be sure to check out our sponsorship and volunteer pages to find out how you can help make the TC Veg Fest a success!