Desiree Mehrez was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Spending her early years living directly on the coast fostered a love of nature. She spent the majority of her youth in Southern California, and attended a small private academy, Global Village School in West Los Angeles. It was here that her love of nature grew stronger through the numerous school camping trips including trips to the Grand Canyon and Alaska. Desiree gained a lot of respect for nature in Alaska when she took a fellow classmate up on a dare to jump into a freezing lake. She has a kind heart for all living creatures.
She has an Associate of Arts degree from West Los Angeles College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University with a major in Liberal Studies and a minor in religion. When not writing for The Vegan Woman, Desiree enjoys the theatre, cooking, skateboarding, swimming, biking, walking her dogs, and playing with her little brother, Trevor. Desiree has been vegan since 2011.