STYLE Canada Changemaker Dr. Tammara Soma

Dr. Tammara Soma is an assistant professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, and the Research Director of the Food Systems Lab.  The Food Systems Lab is the first social innovation lab to tackle food waste in Canada and was recognized in 2021 by the Canadian Organic Grower as one out of four women-run projects that are redefining agriculture. Plus, she was also recognized as a changemaker and was named in Chatelaine magazine as one of the 10 inspiring Canadian women saving the environment. Born and raised in West Java Indonesia, Tammara believes in the healing power of food and has dedicated her life to addressing social and environmental injustice. Through her research on food systems, Tammara works on identifying solutions to complex problems such as food insecurity, food waste, and seeks to inform policymakers on how to develop sustainable and equitable foods systems in Canada and beyond. 

As the first Hijabi professor at Simon Fraser University, Tammara seeks to create an inclusive space for diverse students and scholars and is inspired to serve the community by breaking the bias.  She is a mother of three and lives by the motto of #loveforallhatredfornone.

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