Virginia Ruguru

Virginia Ruguru (she/her) 
Thrive Africa Intern

Virginia Ruguru is a passionate advocate for plant-based nutrition with over 12 years of
experience in managing international and national nonprofit programs. Currently serving as
Project Lead at Torch Initiatives in Kenya, she is dedicated to promoting plant-based culinary
traditions and humane education. Virginia endeavors to nurture compassion and respect for all
living beings, placing a strong emphasis on the humane treatment of animals. Committed to
accelerating plant-based just food systems and promoting veganism, she aims to drive positive
change and advocate for sustainable practices in the realms of nutrition and ethical values.