WANDA Amplifies the Voices of Black Women and Girls in the Food System
We sat down with Tambra Stevenson, Founder and CEO of WANDA. This episode is out now!
Founded on International Women’s Day in 2016, Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture (WANDA) is on a mission to build a movement of 1 million women and girls of African descent to lead as food sheroes through education, advocacy, and innovation. Based in Washington, DC WANDA is a Black women-led social justice 501c3 nonprofit organization composed of women leaders, advocates and entrepreneurs working to strengthen our families, communities, and economies by transforming our food system. We transform our lives and our families through #foodfortheculture. Learn more at http://iamwanda.org
Tambra Raye Stevenson MPH
CEO, Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture
Tambra Raye Stevenson is the founder and CEO of WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture building a pipeline of a million women and girls to lead from farm to health through education, advocacy, and innovation. Tambra is working at the nexus of nutrition equity, sustainability, and health. She has been named the 2021 Science Defender by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a 2021 Changemaker by Clean Eating Magazine, 2020 Changemaker in the Food System by Washington City Paper, National Geographic Traveler, ASHOKA/RWJF’s Champion for Children’s Wellbeing and by the NAACP with the Wm. Montague Cobb Advocacy Award. She was appointed by USDA Secretary Vilsack to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. Tambra serves as the nutrition and health working co-chair for the D.C. Food Policy Council and nutrition security working co-chair for the Tufts Food and Nutrition Innovation Council. She holds an M.P.H. in health communication from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition with a minor in Spanish from Oklahoma State University. She is currently working on her Ph.D. at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. After Tufts, Tambra began her public service career at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the D.C. Mayor's Office on Women's Policy and Initiatives, and at the University of the District of Columbia’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences.
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