"Remixing a Recipe for Nutrition Security"
Featured in Washington Post and Forbes, Tambra Raye Stevenson has over 15 years of experience in policy, research, and communication in addressing social determinants of nutrition. She is an author and a go-to media source and a regular consumer health contributor for U.S. News and World Report. Named as a 2020 Changemaker in the Food System by Washington City Paper, Tambra serves as the visionary leader of WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture. Through education, advocacy, and innovative approaches, WANDA is on a mission in creating a pipeline and digital platform for women and girls of color to lead in building healthy sustainable communities from farm to health. Appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser to the D.C. Food Policy Council, Tambra serves as the Council’s first public health nutritionist and fierce champion for nutrition equity. As a health and food security advocate, she testifies and advises on funding and legislation along with engaging key stakeholders and community leaders at the nexus of public health, food security, and sustainability. After graduating from Tufts University School of Medicine where she completed her Master's in Health Communication, she began her career in public service working in the Secretary's Office of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and later at U.S. Department of Commerce and the DC Mayor's Office on Women's Policy and Initiatives. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student at the American University School of Communication in Washington, DC.