Preyel Patel is a lifelong vegetarian and advocate for the humane treatment of animals. She worked in the MA State House for over five years, serving most of her tenure as Chief of Staff to State Representative Lori Ehrlich, recipient of the HSUS Humane State Legislator Award. Patel had the privilege of working on Rep. Ehrlich's numerous animal protection bills, including legislation to prevent poaching, ban the use of wild animals in circuses and traveling acts, and prohibit the trade of elephant ivory and rhino horn. Patel graduated Smith College with a bachelor's degree in Government. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her boyfriend and his two cats, Milou and Boots.

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