Davina’s plant-based inclinations can be traced back to her childhood fascination with nature and animals. Her active pursuit began in the year 1999. As a college student, she frequented a vegetarian food stall. A year later, she met her first vegetarian friend. Although her parents did not allow her to be vegetarian due to their own views on a healthy diet, Davina started reducing her meat intake, and did extensive research on the lifestyle through books, articles and documentaries. Eventually, as an adult who was afraid of open flames and didn't know how to fry an egg, she taught herself to cook.
Her plant-based lifestyle persona, Davina Da Vegan, is the platform she uses to share recipes, green living tips and places to enjoy plant-based meals within the Klang Valley. Her online video, Where Do I Get My Protein From, went viral with over 15,000 views. She has since collaborated with health food clients such as Spoon Health and Diet Angel, performed public cooking demos as well as delivered talks about her plant-based journey. She aspires to spread awareness of the benefits and joys of a plant-based diet for a healthier Malaysia.