Sarah Gross has always shared her home with dogs and has felt a lifelong empathy for animals. Research about the horrendous conditions on factory farms led her to become a vegetarian and then a vegan while still in middle school. Throughout high school, she volunteered at her local animal shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana. For 3 years she worked as a professional ballet dancer on the West and East Coasts and received her BA in Humanities from the University of Maryland. Moving to New York City three years ago, she became a certified Pilates instructor and part-time chocolate bar developer for a raw chocolate company in Queens. In founding Rescue Chocolate, she was able to marry two of her greatest loves: helping animals and chocolate. Her rescued pit bull, Mocha Bella, graces all Rescue Chocolate labels.